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Quick way to translate fake bold to a real bold font?

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Aug 04, 2020

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So I have a client who is supplying all their text for a label in Excel.

This text is formatted with a normal weight font and bold font. This bold is important and needs to be retained for the artwork.

 

When I copy and paste this into InDesign or Illustrator, it doesn't bring over the bold formatting.

I assume it's because they haven't used a true bold font, rather than a fake bold in Excel.

 

So I will have to add this bold in, on the ratwork whch is going to take a huge amount of time.

 

Is their a way to translate this before pasting, using an intermediary app or configure Excel in some way?

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Correct answer by Bill_Silbert | Adobe Community Professional

Rather than copying and pasting you should import text from Excel using File>Place with a selected text frame with the cursor active. When the Import dialog window appears check Show Import Options in the lower right and then scroll to and select the Excel file. Then in the Microsoft Excel Import Options that appears make sure that Formatted Table is chosen under Formatting. 

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Quick way to translate fake bold to a real bold font?

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Aug 04, 2020

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So I have a client who is supplying all their text for a label in Excel.

This text is formatted with a normal weight font and bold font. This bold is important and needs to be retained for the artwork.

 

When I copy and paste this into InDesign or Illustrator, it doesn't bring over the bold formatting.

I assume it's because they haven't used a true bold font, rather than a fake bold in Excel.

 

So I will have to add this bold in, on the ratwork whch is going to take a huge amount of time.

 

Is their a way to translate this before pasting, using an intermediary app or configure Excel in some way?

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Correct answer by Bill_Silbert | Adobe Community Professional

Rather than copying and pasting you should import text from Excel using File>Place with a selected text frame with the cursor active. When the Import dialog window appears check Show Import Options in the lower right and then scroll to and select the Excel file. Then in the Microsoft Excel Import Options that appears make sure that Formatted Table is chosen under Formatting. 

Bill_Silbert_0-1596553321527.png

 

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Rather than copying and pasting you should import text from Excel using File>Place with a selected text frame with the cursor active. When the Import dialog window appears check Show Import Options in the lower right and then scroll to and select the Excel file. Then in the Microsoft Excel Import Options that appears make sure that Formatted Table is chosen under Formatting. 

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