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Old 06-23-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Quark 6.5 (PC) "get text" quirk

When I Get Text in Quark, I almost always apply a style sheet to the empty text box (holding down the ALT key and clicking on the style sheet) before importing the text, so the text has the correct style applied to it. This has worked in versions 3, 4 and 5.

It doesn't work in 6.5.

All the text comes in as Arial (my default font). Another Quark 6.5 user has told me the same thing happens to her on the Mac.

Is there a new secret method for applying a style sheet to a text box before importing text? Or did Quark just leave it out of this version?

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I just tried it with my Mac version and although I could spec a style sheet for the text box, like you found my imported text arrived in the default font and without any other visible effect from the stylesheet that the palette said was applied. It "said" that the stylesheet was applied, but had the little plus sign next to it indicating it wasn't true the ss specs.

   
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It "said" that the stylesheet was applied, but had the little plus sign next to it indicating it wasn't true the ss specs.
Yup, that's what happens here, too.

So now there are three of us who can reproduce the problem. <g>

I find it really annoying, since reapplying the style sheet gets rid of all the local formatting (italics, bolds, etc.) that I have so carefully preserved from the clients' Word files using Quark tags or xtags or whatever they're called.

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Yup, that's what happens here, too.

So now there are three of us who can reproduce the problem. <g>

I find it really annoying, since reapplying the style sheet gets rid of all the local formatting (italics, bolds, etc.) that I have so carefully preserved from the clients' Word files using Quark tags or xtags or whatever they're called.
I'm not able to try this at the moment, but what about renaming the "Normal" (or whatever) style sheet in Word to the exact name of the one you want in XPress, then importing checking the box to include styles? Dunno that that's the answer, but it's worth a shot.

   
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