issue about link from word to indesign

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Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020

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Hello everyone,

 

I have an issue when I link a word text into Indesign :

Situation : My text is linked and the automatic update is turned on / Inside options, I chose "don't import with text style / In to Indesign document, I applied a paragraph style to my text

Issue : / Then I modified my text in Word , saved and closed word / I update the text inside Indesign / Then the paragraph style change to word style, which is a desastre with hundreds pages!!!

Sometimes it works well and sometime not, and I can't understand the difference between the to situations.

Any ideas???

Thanks

Vincent

 

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Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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Hi Vincent

 

This is the normal behaviour of InDesign regarding linking a Word file in InDesign: when you update the Word file you update all (content and styles). The only way to avoid this is to map Word styles with InDesign files when you import the file or to name the InDesign styles exactly like the word styles.

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Hi Vincent,

I would recommend a plug-in for this kind of workflow:

WordsFlow by EM Software

http://emsoftware.com/products/wordsflow/

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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