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Footnote formatting on import from Word

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Nov 01, 2020

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First, i'm a newbe with InDesign so i'm not sure where i'm doing things I shouldn't :). 

 

I'm doing a 160 page word doc, that uses lots of tables and footnotes. Over a thousand footnotes. The correct number and footnote text are imported, but they are reset with the default paragraph style and not the footnote text style from Word. I can manually go in and reset the style to footnote text, but i'm not looking forward to doing that 1600 times. 

How do I get the import to use the right style?

David

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Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

You may not be aware that when you import a Word file into InDesign, you can set up Style Mapping to map Word styles to InDesign styles.

 

Here's an article which explains it:

 

https://www.creativepro.com/solving-word-workflow-problems-with-style-mapping/

 

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Footnote formatting on import from Word

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First, i'm a newbe with InDesign so i'm not sure where i'm doing things I shouldn't :). 

 

I'm doing a 160 page word doc, that uses lots of tables and footnotes. Over a thousand footnotes. The correct number and footnote text are imported, but they are reset with the default paragraph style and not the footnote text style from Word. I can manually go in and reset the style to footnote text, but i'm not looking forward to doing that 1600 times. 

How do I get the import to use the right style?

David

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

You may not be aware that when you import a Word file into InDesign, you can set up Style Mapping to map Word styles to InDesign styles.

 

Here's an article which explains it:

 

https://www.creativepro.com/solving-word-workflow-problems-with-style-mapping/

 

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You may not be aware that when you import a Word file into InDesign, you can set up Style Mapping to map Word styles to InDesign styles.

 

Here's an article which explains it:

 

https://www.creativepro.com/solving-word-workflow-problems-with-style-mapping/

 

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Thank you. That was exactly the push I needed to start solving the problem.

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