2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2014 5:08 AM by BobLevine

    Import Word into Indesign

    kjp17

      Is there a program or script that can import Word to Indesign correctly that will also automatically applied paragraph styles in Indesign?

       

       

      Also when we do a copy and paste, from Word to Indesign, why are all the styles(bold, underline, etc) are missing?

        • 1. Re: Import Word into Indesign
          Migintosh Level 4

          kjp17 wrote:

           

          Is there a program or script that can import Word to Indesign correctly that will also automatically applied paragraph styles in Indesign?

          Have you tried naming the InDesign styles with the exact same names as the styles in Word before doing the import? I think you get to choose if the incoming Word styles will replace or use the existing ID styles (you would choose to use the existing styles in this case). If what you want is for ID to style non-styled text from Word (assuming that the styles don't follow a regular pattern), that I don't know how to do.

           

          What you can do (if the styles are very regularly applied, like a headlne followed by a subhead followed by a body paragraph followed by a headline, etc.) is to apply the subhead as the Next Style to the headline, the body as the next style to the subhead, and the headline as the next style to the body. When the unstyled text is imported, you can select all, hold the Control key, click on the Headline style and from the fly-out, select Apply "Headline" then Next Style. You will then have a series of three repeating paragraphs, each with a different style.

           

          If that's not what you meant, please clarify.

          • 2. Re: Import Word into Indesign
            BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Show options when placing the file. The rest is pretty much intuitive, but

            if you need more help, check out Anne-Marie Concepcion's fabulous lynda.com

            course "Using Word and InDesign Together."

             

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