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  • hotmetal
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scripting for importing Word files
I'm designing a 400+ page textbook with footnotes. Each chapter is a single Word .docx

I checked the preference in InDesign's File --> Place to import footnotes and it worked pretty well, bringing the footnotes in, more or less in position, as what appears to be a stand-alone cell. But there are formatting issues, like preserving italics, and thinking I've applied a style sheet only to find that it didn't actually change anything.

My web search took me to several discussions on writing scripts to deal with Indy formatting issues, and some posters offered to send scripts they had written. I don't belong to any of those groups, so I thought I'd ask here.

Anyone around here savvy with writing scripts like this? I was writing unix shell scripts 30 years ago, so I'm not totally in the dark. Can anyone help me out with a script or two they've written for this sort of thing that I could use as a model for building my own? That would be great!

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  • Joe
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Re: scripting for importing Word files
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I'd be glad to if I had any. Sorry.
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  • hotmetal
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Re: scripting for importing Word files
Reply #2
I'd be glad to if I had any. Sorry.

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Re: scripting for importing Word files
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Indesignsecrets dotcom has a pretty decent archive of scripts, and a section on their Forum dedicated to it also, might be worth browsing.
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