Trouble importing large Word doc into Indesign

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Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021

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Must be missing something really obvious.

Imported a pdf to IDD which went well and I got to learn the paste method.

When trying to do the same with another 100 page document, but Word format this time, I can only see the automatic paste for the first page.

The rest of the pages must be stored somewhere for me to be able to paste them, but cannot find it.

Help very much appreciated.

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Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Shift + click when placing the file. This will autoflow the entire document and create pages needed.

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Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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I'm going to nit-pick with you just a bit to help you learn more about InDesign. The term "paste" implies that you have something on the clipboard, i.e. either copied or cut from another location. In this case you are "Placing" (importing) your content without the clipbaord, a very different operation.

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Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Aside from the great advice so far:

 

I think you should take a bit of time and learn the software basics.

 

Adobe have Tutorials

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/tutorials.html?filters=%7B%22topics%22%3A%5B%5D%2C%22level%22%3A%5B...

 

But you can also get a free Months Trial with Linkedin Learning - and there's plenty of tutorials on their to get started.

 

Best of luck.

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Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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Hi Clare,

switch from View > Screen Mode > Preview to View > Screen Mode > Normal to see if your first text frame with your placed or imported text is in overset. A red [+] at the edge of the frame will show you this.

 

If you click the [+] you'll load the overset text to the cursor.

 

You can draw out another text frame with this on a different page.

You can add another page to your document using the Pages panel's Add Page command.

Go to that page in the layout window, hold the Shift key with your loaded cursor and click in an empty space inside the margin guides of the new page.  InDesign will flow in the text into as many pages that are necessary to unload the cursor.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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