How to solve Random Text appearing when placing text in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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When placing a word document in InDesign random text is apperaing between the actual text which I want to place. This text does not appear in the Word Doc, and I can't figure out the problem. When I realise this is happening, I can simply delete the extra text in InDesign, however when working with a really long document it is not practical to this manually. Please see attached images for reference (the random text appearing on indesign is marked in pink)

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022
I've seen this indeed with Track changes (as Bob also suggested), but try see if saving it as .docx or a .doc makes a difference (that worked for me in some cases). As last resort you could try saving it as .rtf.

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Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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Open the Word file and accept all changes. Save and then place the file in InDesign.

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I have just tried this, and the problem remains 😞

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I suspect that this has to do with tracked changes in Word.

If that is the case, then accepting the changes within Word will fix it.

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I just tried accepting them and the placing the word doc again, and I still get the same problem 😞

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Try doing a Save AS in Word after accepting the changes and place that.

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I have saved as .doc instead of .docx and it worked, thanks

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I've seen this indeed with Track changes (as Bob also suggested), but try see if saving it as .docx or a .doc makes a difference (that worked for me in some cases). As last resort you could try saving it as .rtf.

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Thanks 🙂 I have saved as .doc instead of docx, and it has worked fine. I have realised that it must be some problem with referencing from the Word doc.

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