I'm building a white paper for a client, and the copy they've provided me is formatted in a word document. Rather than reformatting 36 pages of copy manually, I'm trying to place the document to pull formatting over so I can just make minor corrections and streamline the build. Unfortunately, Indesign doesn't like something about this word doc and I can't figure out what. I place the document using CMD+D and hold shift when I place it so that it flows the entire document into multiple pages & all that works fine as it normally does...but for some reason with this document 2 major things are going wrong & I can't figure out how to fix them.
2. When I try to edit it, as soon as I'm in the type tool, Indesign immediately shuts down and generates a crash report.
I need to figure out what's causing this and correct it, because the alternative is to manually reflow a 36 page document into Indesign manually with a whole lot of formatting I don't have the time to address manually. Can anybody help?
you can eliminate the lines in word or in indesign
select all then "Format" > "Borders and shading" and click to "None"
if you want to do it in indesign select all then
- choose Paragraph Rules from the Paragraph panel menu or control panel menu
- at the top of the paragraph rule dialog box, select rule above and untick rule on (select then rule bellow and untick rule on)
It sounds like there may be problems in the Word file, too, that are causing the crashing. Make sure all tracked changes are either accepted or rejected, then do a Save As to a new name to force a complete re-write of the file before importing. If it continues to crash, try saving it as RTF.