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While Importing Word file, not the whole document comes into InDesign

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I'm working on an author's book, and when importing it into InDesign, it only imports up until page 254 out of 396.  I cannot figure out why or the best way to solve this and be able to maintain footnotes.  Thanks in advance.  

Is there a page break in the word file at that point in the text?

 

If you select the last visible word in InDesign and tap Ctrl/Cmd Y (for Story Editor) is the other text still visible? If so, it's likely a break character causing the problem. Use Type > Show Hidden Characters to locate and remove it.

 

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While Importing Word file, not the whole document comes into InDesign

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I'm working on an author's book, and when importing it into InDesign, it only imports up until page 254 out of 396.  I cannot figure out why or the best way to solve this and be able to maintain footnotes.  Thanks in advance.  

Is there a page break in the word file at that point in the text?

 

If you select the last visible word in InDesign and tap Ctrl/Cmd Y (for Story Editor) is the other text still visible? If so, it's likely a break character causing the problem. Use Type > Show Hidden Characters to locate and remove it.

 

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Does the text quit or become overset at page 254? Is it possible the Word docx is buggy?

Mike Witherell

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Just stops. 

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Are you Placing?

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Yes, placing.  

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Is there a page break in the word file at that point in the text?

 

If you select the last visible word in InDesign and tap Ctrl/Cmd Y (for Story Editor) is the other text still visible? If so, it's likely a break character causing the problem. Use Type > Show Hidden Characters to locate and remove it.

 

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Thanks, will give that a shot. 

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Yeah, Barb's right, go through the Word doc and tidy up anything that you think might cause issues before bringing it into InDesign. And have a look at InDesign's Microsoft Word Import Options feature. If you do a lot of this kind of workflow Ann-Marie Conception has a comprehensive online video tutorial on doing this in LinkedIn Learning (you can get a 30-day free trial).

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