I'm having a problem with importing texts into InDesing.
When selecting the PLACE command and clicking in the space where it will be applied, the fonts change to a superscript and samallcaps configuration, and do not continue with the Time New Roman of the original text.
Will it be a configuration problem?
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Please provide more information so we can help you: What is the source format of the text (text only, Word document, RTF, etc?) and what application produced it? Please tell us what operating system (exactly) you're running. Please tell us (exactly) what InDesign version you're using.
Does this just happen in when placing in one particular file, or does it also happen if you place into a new InDesign document?
Source format an aplplication: Word
Operating system: Mac OS 12.6.3
In Desing 18.1
The problem is only with this document.
Open it in Word and re-save it to a new file as DOCX. Then place it into a new InDesign document.
Sounds like you have a paragraph or character style already selected before placing the text. Make sure both are set to none.
[Basic Paragraph] (for the Paragraph style) and [None] (for the Character style) to be precise;-)
...and you may want to clear any such preset so it doesn't cause further odd problems. With absolutely no element selected, set the Paragraph and Character styles. Those will be the new defaults for all new elements.
Yes, I checked it out but is not the problem
What are your import settings? Keep or remove formatting? (Check the 'import options' when using Place).
And: is [Basic Paragraph] (for the Paragraph style) and [None] (for the Character style) set in case of 'remove formatting' on Place?
If you do not know what this all means, may I suggest you get some basic training in InDesign first?
It means what it says. You have identically named styles in the Word and InDesign files so you have to tell InDesign what to do with them.
I think I did this. I checked the paragraph and caracther styles out. Choose the option to keep the original style in the import options and even change the font in the original document but it did not work. The InDesign still changes to a superscript and samallcaps style tha I have to chang using the tool panel
What do these styles already exist in InDesign? Have you tried creating a new InDesign file and placing the Word file there? One more question...is this a real Word file created and saved in Word or was it exported out of Google Docs, Pages or some other 3rd party application?
The file was download from a plataform of academic texts. Another fellow told me that the problem may happen beccause I am using Safari as navigator but I tried to download with Google Chrome and the problem is still there.
It does not happen with other texts. So, I think that is something with the Word original file
Before placing the text, go to both the character and paragraph styles and check that they are not on a style you don't want to be applied. Placed text will have styles applied automatically. You can tell which style will be applied to any placed text because it will be highlighted when nothing is selected.
I did all this and it is not the problem
Thank you for trying all the steps suggested by our experts. Would you mind telling us if it's happening with the latest version of InDesign 18.2? Is it happening with all documents or with a specific document?
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