4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2012 6:36 AM by Peter Spier

    Maintaining text format when replacing text

    funkitabanana

      Hi--I am updating indesign layouts that have 100+ threaded text boxes containing prices/ UPCs/etc (not all threaded together, each thread is homogenous). I need to replace the content of these boxes with new content, but everytime I place the new text, it brings formatting with it and I have to select all and re-format the imported text to the format of the text it replaced. I am pulling my text from xls, and converting it to plain text in Text Edit before placing into my layouts. I've never had this issue before, and can't figure out if I've messed up a preference or what.Previously, when I placed new text, it took on the formatting of whatever it was replacing. I'm working in CS5.

      Thanks!