What's the question?
I have an Indesign file that contains text thats a lined word file, and anchored images.
When I relink the word file (wich was updated), all the images dissapper.
What should I do?
You can't preserve anchored objects when relinking text because they are part of the text you are replacing. You'll need to use some other method of updating, like copy/paste or manually entering the changes, or you'll have to re-anchor all of your images.
but how do I import Word document into InDesign CC 2014 in the first place - I get an error message saying that I need something - I am unsure what that is - can you give me a clue?
File > Place...
Sure - that works :-).
Have a pleasant day ;-)
It works - but how do I create that ePub book from scratch from word doc or pdf :-)?
You questions are confusing. Are you trying to discover the best way to import a MSWord document into an InDesign file or do you want to create a reflowable text/fixed layout ePub book from InDesign?
By the way there is an InDesign ePub forum.
You are right, Derek, I wish to create an ePub based on existing text from word and/or Pdf btw: I shall look uo the ePub forum - thanks for the tip :-)!
You can create ePubs directly from MSWord documents but this forum doesn’t deal with that process. This forum deals with producing ePubs from InDesign documents.
You can place MSWord documents (I prefer RTF) into an InDesign document and give this text paragraph styles (and where appropriate character styles), anchor images, include a cover, produce internal and navigational TOCs and so on, and export it as an ePub. It’s best to use the latest version of InDesign: CC2014.1.
It’s easy to produce badly formatted ePubs but correctly formatted ones require more care and need some understanding of the process. I suggest you have a look at this excellent tutorial: http://www.lynda.com/EPUB-tutorials/InDesign-CC-EPUB-Fundamentals/143324-2.html
And, of course, ask specific questions on the InDesign ePub forum.
By the way, for you and other subscribers to this forum, who may consider using MSWord to produce ePubs, this may be of interest.
I asked Liz Castro earlier in the year her views on producing ePubs from MSWord and this is what she said (she gave me permission to reproduce her reply):
"You can use MS Word to create a simply formatted ebook (either EPUB or Kindle) but you have to be careful to do it just the right way—that’s why I still plan to write a book on just how to do that. For example, if you generate a table of contents with Word for Windows, and then use Amazon’s own KDP to create the Kindle version, your book will have a TOC. But unfortunately, it doesn’t work if you create the TOC in Word for Mac. There are a lot of little details like that. The capability is (mostly) there, but it’s not always obvious.
And you can use the HTML that Word generates to create an EPUB file—but you have to write the XML files yourself or use Sigil or some other concoction of half-baked tools. InDesign of course, does all that for you, with code that’s well formed, flexible and not hard to edit.
But it’s still true that Word is the program that’s already on most writer’s computers, and with which most writers feel pretty comfortable. InDesign costs a lot more, and feels harder to use, at least for the beginner. If someone has both programs, I would recommend using InDesign every time. If they don’t, Word can be a low-cost, last resort.”
Liz has written important books on producing ePubs, for example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EPub-Straight-Point-Creating-Ereaders/dp/0321734688/ref=sr_1_fkmr2 _1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414238761&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=epub+liz+castro
(Maybe this can be transferred to the ePub forum)