I've got a script called "Create Character Styles From Overrides" -- the
website is: www.freelancebookdesign.com and then go to the scripts tab
and you'll see the script.
It will find all font variations (bold, italic, italics, bolditalic,
bold italic, medium, medium italics etc. etc. whatever's there it will
find) and everything else (if you choose) -- either working on the whole
document, a story, or the current selection.
Thanks tonyharmer, Good Info! i see the Find/Change formatting dialog is quite useful. Good luck for me most of the italics are in the general text.
However, i am afraid that when i have different font types that could also be Italics (like this image)
i could be missing one which is in a different font format. I mean going in this whole list is way too time consuming.
By the way, what is your suggestion on "Would not exporting to HTML directly from InDesign be of some help to you here?" can i do that and how? I just need the text not the images.
Thanks Ariel your script is most interesting.
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Part of the problem is that Indesign doesn't just use the word "Italic," it uses things like "57 Oblique" for Univers, and "Kursiv" for Korinna. So one trick is to turn change all of your fonts into one font that behaves predictably.
I'd make a new copy of the Indesign document in case you want to preserve the good looks of the main document for print.
Then go to "Find Font..." under the Type menu. In the Replace With menu, select a font behaves well (Times is always a good bet). Change all of your "regular" fonts to Times regular, all of the italic fonts (whatever their original names) to Times Italic, etc.
Now export to html. If you want to get all fancy about it, you can use GREP to find all of the occurences of Times Italic and add html <i> and </i> codes upstream and downstream of them, ditto for bold, subscript, etc. Then you can export as Text and have the codes already embedded, and not have all of the graphics come along.
thanks RodneyA, good info! i will try that in a new document to see how it works
by the way, do you know if InDesign does a clean export to html or contains some inserted messy code in it? like when you are saving in html from word is not very good because it does create a whole bunch of tags which doesn't meet html standards on clean code.
looks like I am having the same issue as you. I was wondering if you figured out a way to export clean html. I have about 3000 Indesign files to export as text with proper tags for italics and bolds. If I am to tag each style in 3000 files (not to mention that might be some local formatting too) will take me forever.