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No possibility to save INDesign-file in text- or RTF-file.

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Hi,

contrary to the explanation of Adobe, I don't get under "save as" or "export" the possibility of saving as text-file or rtf-file indicated. I use InDesign 15.1.3.

 

Do you know why?

 

Thank you in advance,

Christine

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021
There's a third-party script that might help you – TextExporter. TextExporter 4 can export all the stories of an InDesign document into a single file. Supported output file formats: Rich Text Format (RTF; InDesign Tagged Text; Text. https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/textexporter-4/?fbclid=IwAR0mGcHtR723Jox4oe5Dqqideoq9r_b40niDQXOU6rkUt5n0THiDW8uxLmI

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Please show screenshots showing your cursor in a text frame and the choices you see. This is what I get with the file > export command.

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You can only do it on a story level so your cursor must be live in a text frame.

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Hi Bob,

thank you for your answer! But no chance. Also if the corsor is in the text frame no possibility. On my colleague's computer, under "export" "only text" and "RTF -file" is displayed under other format possibilitys. On my computer this two choices are missing.

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There's a third-party script that might help you – TextExporter.

TextExporter 4 can export all the stories of an InDesign document into a single file.

Supported output file formats: Rich Text Format (RTF; InDesign Tagged Text; Text.

https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/textexporter-4/?fbclid=IwAR0mGcHtR723Jox4oe5Dq...

 

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Please show screenshots showing your cursor in a text frame and the choices you see. This is what I get with the file > export command.

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Thank you all for your support!

Good to now about the Script. I will test it.

And after several crashes und restarts I got the text-file!

There were font problems with the file I was working on (report for a customer who sent me fonts that were supposedly free – several crashes when text chaining). To find out if it's because of this file, I tried saving another text file. And what can I say, in fact, the two possibilities have now appeared.

 

 

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