4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2014 1:35 PM by Joel Cherney

    text import problems

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      Mac OS 10.9.1 and InDesign CS 5

       

      A client sent an InDesign IDML file. I opened it at exported its stories as .txt files.

       

      When I tried to place the texts in a new InDesign CS5 document, the text displayed strangely. Mostly, I see rectangles with exes through them. It looks likethe headers of an unreadable format. Some of the characters are normal alhabetic glyphs.

       

      When I open the text files in TextEdit, they display normally. If I copy and paste, the texts look fine in the InDesign document.

       

      What could cause this problem, and how can I fix it?