What is the font? Word will fake italics if there is no italic version of the face, but ID will not.
The font that appears is Myriad pro it.
It appears correct in word, but when I import it as it is, all gets italic. If I change the font, nothing gets italic.
How is the italic applied in Word?
I suspect the problem here is the import options. You should try showing the options (check the box, or hold down Shift when you click OK to import the file) and be sure they are set appropriately.
Thank you for your input!
The import options should be correct. It seems like it worked now when I asked the client to change the font of the whole document. (It didn't work when I tried that earlier).
Peter, a client gave me a DOCX file that I opened in Pages.
When I copy and paste from this doc into Indesign, italics are not preserved.
How do I work around this, please?
MacPowerBook Pro, Indesign CC 2015
Instead of Copy/Paste, try File > Place... and place the .docx with Show Import Options enabled.
This i a 200 page book that has undergone final edits and I am having to
copy and paste by page, trying to fish out and preserve all my character
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 9:29 AM, Marian Schiavo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you show import options and tell ID to preserve formatting it should do exactly that.
Peter, this is a 200 page book, with final textual edits across the whole
I have photos and multi-media placed throughout in final layout position.
If I File Place, that all get ruined. The type face in the edited doc
doesn't match my TypeKit face, and when I change font family in import, it
doesn't translate. I have paragraph styles and word styles which are not
being preserved either.
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Peter Spier <email@example.com>
Here is the method I used as per David Blatner in 2007.. is this still
valid? Thanks, Marian
By default, InDesign strips out all the formatting from incoming text when
you copy and paste it from any another application. By contrast, if you
copy and paste from one InDesign document into another, it maintains the
formatting... unless you use Edit > Paste without Formatting. That's a
great feature when you need to strip away unwanted styles.
Fortunately, there's also a way to maintain formatting when you paste it
from some other applications. Open the Preferences dialog box
(Command/Ctrl-K) and look for the When Pasting Text... option. In CS3, it's
in the Clipboard Handling pane of the Preferences dialog box. In CS2 it's
in the Type pane of the dialog box. Change this from Text to All
However, note that I said "some" applications. It doesn't work with all
applications. For example, it doesn't seem to capture text formatting from
Firefox on the Mac, but it works fine when copying from Safari.
And, of course, it's only going to copy local "hard" formatting from other
applications; you'd be best off replacing that formatting with paragraph
and character styles once the text is inside InDesign.
On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 AM, Marian Schiavo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Still accurate, but as David noted it doesn't always work with all applications, and it's cumbersome compared to using File > Place and letting the entire story flow.
If you don't have the correct fonts installed, copy paste wont work, either.
Final layout should not be done in the word processor (but it's my understanding that inline images should come in OK when you use File > Place.. with .docx). I fyou want an exact duplicate of the word processor doc, just use that and forget about using InDesign entirely.