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Indesign – Importing from a Word doc – I don't want character styles applied

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Hi there! TYIA for your assistance. 

 

I am importing text into InDesign from MS Word.

a) my cursor is in my text box, and there are no character styles 

b) I place my imported text from MS WORD –  enabling "Show import options"

c) Formatting – I'm making sure to "Remove Styles and Formatting from Text and Tables" 

d) hit "OK" 

 

All the text, including the text in the tables is ALL coming in with a character style applied, which I don't want. 

 

If I could "select all" that would allow me to remove the character style right away, but I can't do that because this doc is full of tables, and select all doesn't highlight the table text. 

 

Please help! TY!!!!  

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Try deselecting everything and get back to the black arrow tool.

Check the character style palette and make sure it is on [None] and check the paragraph style palette and make sure it is on [Basic Paragraph].

If the above has been done, then go file, place and see if the issue persists.

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Do not start with a text frame. Simply shift+click (to automatically create new pages) on a blank page.

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