Place Word doc not mapping styles if you use import options

Explorer ,
May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022

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Hi all,

Has anyone else noticed a potential bug whereby styles no longer map when importing a Word doc if you open the import options before hitting OK?

With import options turned off it will import the Word doc and map the styles correctly.

Weird one.

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May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022

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Are you importing to a new, clean document? Prior settings or content might be confusing the issue.

 

A hazy guess is that ID uses defaults (that work) if you don't open Import Options, and tries to use (non-working) settings in that menu if you do. Not very helpful, but it does trace back to figuring out what defaults the import is using and comparing those with the settings in Import.

 

ETA: A more specific thought: if you have custom mapping set up for the doc and it does that by default, opening Import and proceeding with the selection set to Automatically will fail to map the way you expect. Or — just possibly — vice versa.

 

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May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

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Hi, James. 

Apologies for taking so long to reply. I was snowed under with work.

Today though, trying to import a new bit of text, it failed once again WITHOUT going through import options first. When I tried again and turned import options on, this is what I see...

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 Again, this has always worked, across four indd files and the same Word doc every week (for months). Now it refuses to work.

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