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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.

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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.

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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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