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Old 05-27-2007, 02:29 PM   #3
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I think I've decided to do this project in InDesign, since I can't convert the PageMaker files directly to Quark 7.

I think most of my problems stem from the fact that I haven't figured out the best way to get text from Word into InDesign.

I found out how to create character styles in Word (for bolds, italics, etc.) but when I imported those files, a lot of the character-styled text was in the wrong font. Probably there's a way to fix that, but I couldn't figure it out.

Then I tried just importing the Word files as is, which was more successful. But I think another problem is that I was using OT typefaces with a lot of font variations -- lights, bolds, semibolds, condensed, etc. (rather than the Windows standard four-member font families).

I know there's the Xtags plug-in that would let me import Quark-tagged Word files into InDesign, but it's pretty expensive. I did download the demo, and will try it out, but it looks pretty complicated.

Or you can still use the traditional keyboard equivalents for bold and italic if the fonts have the correct style linking.
Probably the fonts I was using did not have style linking. And I didn't know there WERE keyboard shortcuts -- I just found them in the help file.

So add one! Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts.
I can't figure out how to add nonbreaking word as a shortcut ... and I can't find it in the help files.

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