- Forget Word formatting in InDesign.
- Word does not know Master Pages, InDesign does.
- Build your document up with Paragraph and Character Styles.
- Avoid any manual formatting
- Avoid any empty paragraph (twice return)
- Set up text variables build up on the paragraph style of your headlines.
- Insert these text variables into the text frames of the master page, those should be on a separate layer on the top.
Of course, you could override master page items with shift click, but I will strongly recommend you, never to do so.
To override the headers, use Cmd(Mac)/Ctrl(Win) + Shift & click.
But you might want to look into using a Running Header variable instead to pick up the correct text, then you can use a single master.
Thanks Willi. I did follow you steps originally when attempting the book as copy/paste into InD but realized superscript fnotes in text failed to appear. That's main reason I resorted to importing the Word doc.
I most definitely agree trying to bring a formatted doc into InD is a disaster at least as a book.
I'm completing it manually to finish the book.
Thanks Peter for tips.
Another concern has arisen while completing this now 250pp book. All text with subtitles and chapter titles etc. I have a master for each chapter (approx 15). Footnotes, headers, etc
InD is seriously slowing down. I'm running a 2009 iMac w/ 12G ram and external 2TB hdrive. iMac has 1TB hdrive. Plenty of hdrive space. No other programs running with exception of browser and sometimes Word for checking pages against the InD file.
I googled for this issue. I turned off Preflight and page previews in the Page palette. Yet, when I save the doc, a window appears indicating it is saving page previews and takes a few seconds.
I have screen display on Typical, not high quality. I thought I could adjust ram in InD but apparently it does this automatically with CS 6? I couldn't find any place to allocate ram.
Sometimes as I cut/paste from one page to another, then move the paste into position, it is sticky, hesitates and will not move instantly as normal with smaller docs. Very aggravating and time consuming.
This book file is only 16MB as InD doc. I've worked on 100 page, full color magazines (120MB) and never had this kind of slow down and that was with page previews and Preflight on.
Any ideas or solutions? thanks
you are using to many masters. If you would work with text variables you could reduce it.
ARe your images linked or embedded? Link them only. Never embed them.
WHat graphic types do you use? Avoid EPS, use PDF instead.
Try to turn of live preflight which does sometimes slow down the speed.
thanks Willi. I'll look into text variables.
Book has no images like EPS or PDFs. But I agree PDFs are preferable. And I don't embed them.
Preflight is turned off.