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Export indesign to Word

New Here ,
Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

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Hi, 

I need to export all the texts of my Indesign document to a Word document.

I usually made a PDF and then export the PDF to Word.

But in this case I have tabs and doing so they are not exported as tabs but as singles cells.

Is it possible to make it directly from indesign?

It would be great to have the indesign tab carried in Word.

 

Thank you very much!

Lisa

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Community Expert , Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

You can export the text of a text frame or story (text frames linked over multiple columns and pages) to a Word documnet. This will preserve most cahracter and paragraph formatting and tables, including character and paragraph styles. It won’t preserve graphics and layout, sich as margins (except paragraph margins).

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Community Expert , Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

Hi There,

 

Have a look at the following discussion, basically one way is what you already have been doing ie INDD->PDF->Word. Other ways are some products that have been listed in these discussion with varying degree of accuracy and related pros and cons, you can read an judge for yourself

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/converting-indesign-to-word/td-p/2994845?page=1

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-to-word-conversion/td-p/9521624?page=1

 

-Manan

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Community Expert , Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

Hi Lisa,

the best way I know of to export whole InDesign stories to Word files is using WordsFlow by EM Software.

 

You can test this plug in for InDesign:

http://emsoftware.com/products/wordsflow/

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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You can export the text of a text frame or story (text frames linked over multiple columns and pages) to a Word documnet. This will preserve most cahracter and paragraph formatting and tables, including character and paragraph styles. It won’t preserve graphics and layout, sich as margins (except paragraph margins).

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Hi There,

 

Have a look at the following discussion, basically one way is what you already have been doing ie INDD->PDF->Word. Other ways are some products that have been listed in these discussion with varying degree of accuracy and related pros and cons, you can read an judge for yourself

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/converting-indesign-to-word/td-p/2994845?page=1

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-to-word-conversion/td-p/9521624?page=1

 

-Manan

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Hi Lisa,

the best way I know of to export whole InDesign stories to Word files is using WordsFlow by EM Software.

 

You can test this plug in for InDesign:

http://emsoftware.com/products/wordsflow/

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Seems great, but really expensive.

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May 14, 2024 May 14, 2024

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It's worth every dime!

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May 14, 2024 May 14, 2024

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Seems great, but really expensive.


By @EdKrapow

 

If you send me a link - on priv if you prefer - I can do it for you. 

 

Please also specify the order of the Stories. 

 

Do you want to import those Stories back or just export? 

 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 25, 2020 Jul 25, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I hope your issue is resolved now. We'd appreciate if you can mark the appropriate answer correct.

If you used any other method, please share it here. It'll help other users having similar concern.

If you still have issues, let us know. We'll be happy to help.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2022 Sep 27, 2022

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The esasiest way is to export a pdf from Indesign, open it in Acrobat and export it to Word. It is not really exact, but Word is a dilapidated app anyways ...

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