My name is Rebecca Canese, I work for a local magazine. Sometimes when we place/import word docs, the text comes in as RGB and then exports as 4 color. We want the body copy to be 100% black, and are unable to change our printers export settings. Besides going in checking and changing the type after it's imported, is there a way to preflight and or convert the copy to CMYK upon being placed?
Word has no CMYK support. The text color should be coming in as an RGB swatch. If you delete the Word swatches you should be given the option to use a replacement font. Choose the default [Black] and the text will be converted to CMYK black (0|0|0|100).
When the text is placed, if it has one of these RGB colors, the color will appear in your InDesign Swatches pallet.
You can select that color in the pallet, and when you delete it you will be presented with an option of what to replace it with. Choose Black, and all the text that used that color will change to black.
The only correct way is to create appropriate paragraph styles in InDesign. There you have to define the correct color among other properties.