Italics spotty from imported Word documents

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Hi Everyone,

 

I have a bit of a problem with imported Word files. This issue is new-ish to me, I never had it before a couple of month ago.

 

Some italicised text in the Word document (italicised with the "I" button) doesn't make it through after being imported into InDesign (import dialogue set to preserve incoming local overrides), the other instances are imported just fine.

 

I have tried troubleshooting this issue using different ID versions (from CC 2018 to CC 2021), fonts, paragraph language but none of these helped.

 

I attach a jpg which highlights the spotty behaviour (Word document in foreground, ID document with the newly imported document in the background) and a test Word document.

 

Do you have any suggestions? Any idea is VERY much appreciated, thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021
Try to save your word file as rtf and then place it in InDesign

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Are you able to share the Word document by any chance? Are you able to determine if there's a difference in formatting within Word between the elements that are and are not working?

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Thanks for this!

 

Please, find a sample word document attached to the first post.

 

Great question! The text seems to be evenly italicised using the "I" button. So I would said the italics is being applied consistently? Is there something else I should pay attention to?

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It comes in just fine for me, using the default settings, meaning that Import options isn't checked in Place dialog box.

 

~Barb 

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Thanks for this, Barb!

 

Unfortunately, I can see that you also have issues with the with the 'é' and 'été' occurences in the footnote.

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Try to save your word file as rtf and then place it in InDesign

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Ah. I see the issue. The accented characters in the footnote are using Palatino Linotype in Word, but mapping to Arial Italic and Regular when placed in InDesign. 

 

You can address this either in Word or in InDesign.

  • To fix it prior to import, just create a character style in Word— perhaps call it Italics—and assign it to the italics text prior to import. Create a character style in InDesign with the same name. Then use InDesign's style mapping to map the Word character style to the InDesign character style. (Screen shots below.)
  • If you want to handle this in InDesign, you will need to Find/Change the italics to an italics character style, use Tyep Find/Replace Font to find Arial regular and Arial italic and change it to your desired font and then clear overrides. 

 

~Barb 

 

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@vladan saveljic that is a much faster solution! Marking it as correct, as it worked with the test file.

 

~Barb 

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