When I paste docx into indesign, a lot of blank pages appear and the text is on top of other text

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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When I paste docx into indesign along with the built-in styles, a bunch of blank extra pages appear, and the text on most looks like this:

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I need to get the work done quickly, and manually arranging the formatting is very time consuming.
I couldn't find a solution online, so I thought someone here might be able to help me.

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Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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Looks like a clash in styles from Word and InDesign - and looks like the Word file may not be setup the best way, perhaps using page breaks etc instead of properly setting the document.

 

Unfortunately there's no quick way - you can tidy up the Word file before bringing it into InDesign - usually the best way 

 

There's many tip online about using Word and InDesign

https://creativepro.com/retaining-important-formatting-when-importing-word-documents/

 

https://redokun.com/blog/word-to-indesign#:~:text=As%20mentioned%20above%2C%20be%20sure,can%20person....

 

https://www.indesignskills.com/tutorials/import-text-from-word/

 

 

 

 

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You may want to try saving your MSWord .docx file as a Rich Text Format .rtf file as well.

 

RTF documents will carry formatting and import rather cleanly into InDesign. Give it a try — you may be happy with the results.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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