I have been trying to import Word Perfect files into InDesign CS5 documents.
As InDesign doesn't seem to support import of native Word Perfect files, I have been saving them as RTF.
But when I Place the RTF files into a text box (defined on a Master Page) subsequent attempts to Select All and then apply a Paragraph style to the text often leave several pages of paragraphs at the end of the document unformatted.
I can get round this by manually going through the text and applying the appropriate paragraph styles; all except for the final paragraph in the text - for this, the only solution I have found is to manually apply the paragraph style but using the option to clear overrides.
Also, after the Place, unwanted Object placeholders (eg Graphics boxes) sometimes appear in the text.
The RTF files look okay to me and I have tried reinstaling InDesign.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Many thanks for your posting.
I'm not sure that those scripts address the problem though which looks, to me, more like a bug in InDesign.
The essence of the problem is that if, after the Place of the RTF file, I select Edit...Select All, so that all of the imported text is selected, and then apply a predefined paragraph style, that paragrap style should be applied to all of the selected text.
In fact, what happens is that it only gets applied to parts of it - usually quite large parts, but the final few paragraphs aren't formatted with the paraprah style at all but retain the original formatting.
This looks like a bug in InDesign to me, unless anyone has any better ideas.
I can get around this problem manually by deselecting the text and then going through the unformatted paragraphs and applying the paragraph style to them. This works - all except for the final parapah in the text which stubbornly refuses to accept the paragraph style unless I select the option to clear manual overrides.