importing manuscripts into ID CC

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Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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I've been away from ID for a while, but i need to continue now, and have many manuscripts that need to be converted and formatted in ID.
Problem is, what i used to do isn't working anymore.

I have files converted/compiled from Scrivener into various formats. I've tried them all. RTF, Doc, Docx, etc. Instructions say to create the ID file, with all the settings, etc, and then PLACE, do SHIFT+click into the first page. Not only does it not autoflow and create pages, it doesn't paste the text AT ALL.

Nothing happens.

Has something changed with ID?

(please, don't tell me to use Word or create books in ID, I use Scrivener. I also have 60 books, and they are already created, so I need a solution that addresses what I'm actually dealing with. Thanks in advance for any help).

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Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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That's still the correct procedure.

Do you see the loaded cursor after choosing your text file?

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Yep. Cursor loaded. I've typeset books before, many times, I'm just rusty. But those instructions were straightforward, and it just doesn't paste in the text.

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