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Old 01-30-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Does anyone know here if you can import style specifications from pagemaker into Indesign, and if so, how?
On the other hand, is there a way I can print out the style specifications from one document and use these to set up styles in indesign?
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I think that if you open a PM file in ID, that the styles will be there and then you could access them but I can't test it as I didn't install PM7 on my new system--and I uninstalled everything on my old system. Not sure about importing/transferring a style straight from PM to ID...hopefully someone will know...

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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Yes, they came across. It would be nice, though, to print them out as a record.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:48 PM   #4
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>>Yes, they came across.

Oh good...at least I know I'm not crazy--or at least not totally...'-}}


>>It would be nice, though, to print them out as a record.

There's something tickling in the back of my mind about that...I think I may have done that but I need to check a couple of things and get back to you...

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I don't know of any way to print out InDesign style specifications (other than taking screen shots); however, you can load styles from one InDesign document to any other document. I guess if you wanted to save just the styles, you could save the document whose styles you want to keep, then delete everything in the document down to one blank page (or a "read me" page) and Save As a different file name, such as "Styles I want to keep.INDD". Then, next time you want to use those styles somewhere else, just load them into your new document from the saved document.

   
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I'm sure I've seen a plug-in for printing InDesign styles. Sorry I can't be more specific but it would be worth searching Adobe's plug-in library.

   
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I don't know of any way to print out InDesign style specifications (other than taking screen shots); however, you can load styles from one InDesign document to any other document. I guess if you wanted to save just the styles, you could save the document whose styles you want to keep, then delete everything in the document down to one blank page (or a "read me" page) and Save As a different file name, such as "Styles I want to keep.INDD". Then, next time you want to use those styles somewhere else, just load them into your new document from the saved document.
Or make your custom styles into a template; then every time you use that template for a new job, the styles are already in place.

   
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