Placing text

I want to place text from Word into an In-Design document but only the first page fills with text. There is a + button at the bottom right that I can click on and then fill the pages individually but there are 80 pages so I don't want to do this 80 times. Would like for the text to fill all the pages. Thanks

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  • All the implications of placing text from another file

    Hi all,
    I have a large document with masters that I use for my proposals. I created all the masters I need in this file, then when I get a request for proposal, I just copy out the masters I need for that particular one (depending on the products requested).
    The original file is getting pretty big (175 MB), and I'm looking for ways to make it smaller, as it's starting to drag. I was thinking of cutting all text out of it, creating Word docs, then placing the text back in, but I had some questions.
    1. Will this really shrink the file size that much?
    2. How will the Word document be affected if I change text within InDesign? Do changes in InDesign change the original document?
    3. Will all of my character styles stay (such as highlighting the area where I need to fill in the customer's name)?
    If anyone could point me to a good reference on placing text or help me with some guidance I would much appreciate it. This is a big project and I want to start it correctly.
    Thanks!

    Before you do anything try file>save as and save the file that way.
    Bob

  • Woes placing text; need benefit of your experience! [CS4 + JS]

    Hi-- I'm working on a routine for importing a number of text documents into InDesign, but have come up with odd behavior when placing text. I'm working with ID CS4 & javascript; all the actions perform the same when doing them manually.
    I start with text--actual unformatted text originating from a Word document, but saved as a text file--and with the text tool place it at the cursor position in a paragraph in 'body text' style; the text picks up formatting different than the style, namely the font from 'Headline' style, although pt size & leading are still 'body text' style.
    Yet when I cut the same text from a text editor, then paste it at the cursor position, the text appears as I expect, in body text style with no overrides.
    This is a small improvement: When I first tried placing the text,  it had been coming in with a character style applied. I noticed that the character style being applied was selected in the Quick Apply menu. Un-selecting the character style in the Quick Apply got me to where I am now.
    It's driving me nuts that I still can't figure out where the Headline-style font is coming from! Any pointers?
    Thanks in advance...
    Daniel
    p.s.: I'm trying the text import angle to avoid other problems I'd been having importing Word documents, namely importing any Word97-2003 document with highlighted text would crash ID, Word character styles adding direct formatting to the text in ID, etc.

    As promised, here is the code, as it stands, for whatever help it can be. The code is specific to my particular uses, but the approach of tagging various direct/character styles from Word, wiping all formatting then reapplying ID styles and removing the tags may be useful.
        ConvertWordBrute.jsx
        Problem: importing from regularly styled Word templated documents to CS4 can be a mess. Even if import presets are exactly set,
        if the Word doc has character styles, text can come in with layered character styles. Applying correct character styles and then
        removing  overrides won't fix because character styles and direct formatting are layered on every bit of text and formatting is not
        at all standard. To fix, all character styles AND overrides must be removed to wipe out the strangeness. This script shows one approach
         to keep italic, bold and bold italic direct formatting, and perhaps other stuff to preserve what the writers intended.
        The approach: tag formatting outside of ID's usual facilities, wipe all formatting clear, then apply the proper styles & character styles.
        Presumes:
            --A word import preset has been set...
            --Will need to trap for missing fonts? (e.g. Windings Bold, which is faked in Word; doesn't actually exist!)
            Left @: Works reasonably well. Probably should be run on before layout has sections.
            --Document includes a paragraph style named "Body Text"
    * @@@[email protected]@@ ConvertWordBrute.jsx !Version! Thu Oct 11 2011 10:52:08 GMT-0700
    #script "ConvertWord"
    #target "InDesign"
    main();
    function main(){
        try {
            var docRef = getActiveDocument();
        } catch (e) {
            alert (e);
        var confirmWarning = "Note: bold, italic and bold-italic will be turned into character styles, then this script clears all overrides--" +
            "any character spacing applied outside of regular paragraph and character styles will be erased--OK?";
        var myConfirm = confirm(confirmWarning, true, "Text change alert!");
        if (myConfirm == false){
            return;
        var jumpTextCharStyle = "Body jump text";
        var jumpLineChars = 30;
        //saveTextReflowState & turn it off to avoid adding pages...
        var smartTextReflowState = docRef.textPreferences.smartTextReflow
        docRef.textPreferences.smartTextReflow = false;
        //Apply HTML-like tags to text with formatting you want to keep
        //what you search here depends on how your import preferences were set... did you map incoming word styles? to what? Normal -> Body Text?
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Body Text", "Bold" , "b");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Body Text", "Italic" , "i");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Body Text", "Bold Italic" , "bl");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Normal", "Bold" , "b");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Normal", "Italic" , "i");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Normal", "Bold Italic" , "bl");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Body Text indent", "Bold" , "b");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Body Text indent", "Italic" , "i");
        tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, "Body Text indent", "Bold Italic" , "bl");
        cleanupTags(docRef);
        //Convert Word styles to ID styles, then wipe Word styles
        convertWordStyles(docRef);
        //Re-apply all paragraph styles with no overrides or character styles
        formatTaggedCharacters(docRef, "b", "Bold")
        formatTaggedCharacters(docRef, "i", "Italic")
        formatTaggedCharacters(docRef, "bl", "Byline")
        // Replace jump lines character style, since above makes all bold-italic into Byline style
        formatJumpLines(docRef, jumpLineChars, jumpTextCharStyle);
        //re-instate text reflow
        docRef.textPreferences.smartTextReflow = smartTextReflowState;
    function getActiveDocument(){
    //returns reference to active document; otherwise undefined
        //if a variable is not assigned a value, its value is undefined
        if (app.documents.length == 0) {
            throw ("No documents open");
        //returns value for variable docRef back to call statement
        var docRef = app.documents.item(0);
        return docRef;
    function tagFormattedCharacters(docRef, paragraphStyle, fontStyle, fontTag) {
        // Searches for characters in paragrapfStyle, fontStyle in docRef, enclosing any characters found
        // in HTML-style angle-bracket tags containing fontTag
        var myStyles, s, stylesRE;
        //First chk if passed paragraphStyle exists
        for (var s = docRef.paragraphStyles.length-1; s >= 2; s--) {
            //get a list of pipe-separated styles, but not the default styles in brackets, since they'll screw up a RegExp pattern
         myStyles = docRef.paragraphStyles[s].name + "|" + myStyles;
        stylesRE = new RegExp(myStyles);
        if (!paragraphStyle.match(stylesRE)){
            return;
        //Clear the find/change preferences.
        clearFindChangePrefs()
        //Set the find options.
        app.findChangeTextOptions.caseSensitive = false;
        app.findChangeTextOptions.includeFootnotes = false;
        app.findChangeTextOptions.includeHiddenLayers = false;
        app.findChangeTextOptions.includeLockedLayersForFind = false;
        app.findChangeTextOptions.includeLockedStoriesForFind = false;
        app.findChangeTextOptions.includeMasterPages = false;
        app.findChangeTextOptions.wholeWord = false;
        app.findTextPreferences.appliedParagraphStyle = paragraphStyle;
        app.findTextPreferences.fontStyle = fontStyle;
        var myFoundItems = docRef.findText();
        openTag = "<"+fontTag+">";
        closeTag ="</"+fontTag+">";
        //Note: gotta iterate from the end forward, otherwise tag insertions will skew insertion points
        for(i=myFoundItems.length-1; i>-1; i--){
            myFoundItems[i].insertionPoints.lastItem().contents = closeTag;
            myFoundItems[i].insertionPoints.firstItem().contents = openTag;
    function cleanupTags(myObject){
        // To correct for faulty formatting resulting in badly placed tags, e.g.: tags on both sides of paragraph returns.
        // To internalize search routines into this script, it uses a series of searches equivalent to FindChangeByList,
        // captured with RecordFindChange_CS3-CS5.jsx .
        // Note GREP search strings MUST be enclosed in quotes with all internal backslashes & quotes escaped,
        // e.g.: \\ becomes \\\\, findWhat:"( becomes findWhat:\"(
        var myChangesArray = new Array();
        // a few changes to clean up placement of formatting tags which may be funky from Word direct formatting
        myChangesArray[0] = "grep    {findWhat:\"(<[^>]*>)(\\\\s)(</[^>]*>)\"}    {changeTo:\"$2\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false}"; //Nix bolded white space of any kind
        myChangesArray[1] = "grep    {findWhat:\"(<[^>]*>)(\\\\ )(\\\\[)\"}    {changeTo:\"$2$1$3\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false}"; //move spaces (only!) in front of bylines before tag
        myChangesArray[2] = "grep    {findWhat:\"(\\\\r)(</[^>]*>)\"}    {changeTo:\"$2$1\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false}"; //move close tags before graf returns
        myChangesArray[3] = "text    {findWhat:\"<bl>^_</bl>\"}    {changeTo:\"^_\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false}";    //Replace em dashes that somehow get bold italic
        findChangeByArray(myObject, myChangesArray)
    function convertWordStyles(docRef){
        // Converts Word styles to ID styles, then wipes Word styles
        // To internalize search routines to this script, this uses a series of searches equivalent to FindChangeByList,
        // captured with RecordFindChange_CS3-CS5.jsx .
        // Note search strings MUST be enclosed in quotes with all internal backslashes & quotes escaped, esp. important for GREP
        // e.g.: \\ becomes \\\\, findWhat:"( becomes findWhat:\"(
        var i, p, stylesRE;
        var myChangesArray = new Array();
        //note: findChangeByArray does not trap for
        myChangesArray[0] = "text    {findWhat:\"^p^t\"}    {changeTo:\"^p\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false}"; // remove tabs at the start of paragraphs
        myChangesArray[1] = "text    {findWhat:\"n\", appliedParagraphStyle:\"Heading 1\", appliedFont:\"Wingdings\", fontStyle:\"Bold\"}    {changeTo:\"^8\", appliedCharacterStyle:\"[No character style]\", appliedParagraphStyle:\"Headline 1\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false}"; //replace square bullet in Heading 1 Word style to standard bullet Headline 1 + Bold
        myChangesArray[2] = "text    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Normal\"}    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Body Text\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false}"; // replace Normal paragraph Word style with Body Text
        myChangesArray[3] = "text    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"CallOut\"}    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Callout\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:true}"; // replace CallOut Word style with Callout
        myChangesArray[4] = "text    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Normal Indent\"}    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Body Text indent\", changeConditionsMode:1919250519}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:true}"; //replace Normal Indent Word style to Body Text indent
        myChangesArray[5] = "text    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Body Text\", fontStyle:\"Italic\"}    {appliedCharacterStyle:\"Italic\"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true, ignoreKashidas:true, ignoreDiacritics:false}"; //replace direct formatted body text italic with character style
        myChangesArray[6] = "text    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Body Text\", fontStyle:\"Bold\"}    {appliedCharacterStyle:\"Bold\"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true, ignoreKashidas:true, ignoreDiacritics:false}"; //replace direct formatted body text bold with character style
        myChangesArray[7] = "text    {appliedParagraphStyle:\"Body Text\", fontStyle:\"Bold Italic\"}    {appliedCharacterStyle:\"Byline\"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true, ignoreKashidas:true, ignoreDiacritics:false}"; //replace direct formatted body text bold italic with Byline character style
        myChangesArray[8] = "text    {findWhat:\" -- \"}    {changeTo:\"^_\"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true, ignoreKashidas:true, ignoreDiacritics:false}"; //replace space dash dash space with em dash, no spaces
        myChangesArray[9] = "text    {findWhat:\"--\"}    {changeTo:\"^_\"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true, ignoreKashidas:true, ignoreDiacritics:false}"; //replace space dash dash space with em dash, no spaces
        myChangesArray[10] ="text    {findWhat:\"  \"}    {changeTo:\" \"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true, ignoreKashidas:true, ignoreDiacritics:false}"; //replace double spaces with single space
        myChangesArray[11] ="text    {findWhat:\"^p^p\"}    {changeTo:\"^p\"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false, wholeWord:false, caseSensitive:false, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true, ignoreKashidas:true, ignoreDiacritics:false}"; //Nix double paragraph markers
        // section to put in headline jump reference bullets
        myChangesArray[12] ="grep    {findWhat:\"\\\\>  ?(from \\\\[\\\\d\\\\d?\\\\])\\\\s?\\\\s?$\"}    {changeTo:\" ~8 $1\"}    {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:true, kanaSensitive:true, widthSensitive:true}"//add bullet before end of word, replace space (optional space) 'from [' digit optional digit ']' optional space optional space end of paragraph with space bullet space + the rest
        // Changes any imported paragraph styles to Body Text, imported character styles to None, nukes imported
        findChangeByArray(docRef, myChangesArray)
        removeImportedStyles(docRef);
        // clear overrides, both character & paragraph
        // first set what paragraphs to check
        stylesRE = new RegExp(/Body |Heading /)
        for (i = 0; i < docRef.stories.length; i++) {
            //only mess with stories with a bunch of paragraphs & only paragraphs of Body* or Heading* styles
            if (docRef.stories[i].paragraphs.length > 1) {
                for ( p=0; p < docRef.stories[i].paragraphs.length; p++){
                    if (docRef.stories[i].paragraphs[p].appliedParagraphStyle.name.match(stylesRE)) {
                        docRef.stories[i].paragraphs[p].clearOverrides(OverrideType.ALL);
    function clearFindChangePrefs(){
        //find/change text preferences
        app.findTextPreferences = null;
        app.changeTextPreferences = null;
        //find/change grep preferences
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        //find/change glyph preferences
        app.findGlyphPreferences = null;
        app.changeGlyphPreferences = null;
    function findChangeByArray(myObject, myChangesArray){
        //a shorter version of the supplied FindChangeByList.jsx to allow internalizing search strings
        // Note search strings passed MUST be enclosed in quotes with all internal backslashes & quotes escaped,
        // esp. important for GREP, e.g.: \\ becomes \\\\, findWhat:"( becomes findWhat:\"(
        var myFindChangeArray, myFindType, myFindPreferences, myChangePreferences, myFindChangeOptions, i;
        var myStyles, s, stylesRE, searchOK;
        // Prepare to trap for non-existant styles
        // get a list of pipe-separated styles, but not the default styles in brackets, since they'll screw up a RegExp pattern
        for (var s = myObject.paragraphStyles.length-1; s >= 2; s--) {
             myStyles = myObject.paragraphStyles[s].name + "|" + myStyles;
         stylesRE = new RegExp(myStyles);
        for (i = 0; i < myChangesArray.length; i++) {
            myFindChangeArray = myChangesArray[i].split("\t");
            //The first field in the line is the findType string.
            myFindType = myFindChangeArray[0];
            //The second field in the line is the FindPreferences string.
            myFindPreferences = myFindChangeArray[1];
            // Trap to ensure the style exists
            //The second field in the line is the ChangePreferences string.
            myChangePreferences = myFindChangeArray[2];
            //The fourth field is the range--used only by text find/change.
            myFindChangeOptions = myFindChangeArray[3];
            // Trap for non-existant paragraph styles; ID will choke on searching for a style not in doc
            // Look for paragraph style in find string
            if (myFindPreferences.match(/appliedParagraphStyle/)){
                // & that the search is for a style existing in the document
                if (!myFindPreferences.match(stylesRE)){
                    continue;
            switch(myFindType){
                case "text":
                    myFindText(myObject, myFindPreferences, myChangePreferences, myFindChangeOptions);
                    break;
                case "grep":
                    myFindGrep(myObject, myFindPreferences, myChangePreferences, myFindChangeOptions);
                    break;
                case "glyph":
                    myFindGlyph(myObject, myFindPreferences, myChangePreferences, myFindChangeOptions);
                    break;
    function myFindText(myObject, myFindPreferences, myChangePreferences, myFindChangeOptions){
        //Reset the find/change preferences before each search.
        app.changeTextPreferences = null;
        app.findTextPreferences = null;
        var myString = "app.findTextPreferences.properties = "+ myFindPreferences + ";";
        myString += "app.changeTextPreferences.properties = " + myChangePreferences + ";";
        myString += "app.findChangeTextOptions.properties = " + myFindChangeOptions + ";";
        app.doScript(myString, ScriptLanguage.javascript);
        myFoundItems = myObject.changeText();
        //Reset the find/change preferences after each search.
        app.changeTextPreferences = null;
        app.findTextPreferences = null;
    function myFindGrep(myObject, myFindPreferences, myChangePreferences, myFindChangeOptions){
        //Reset the find/change grep preferences before each search.
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        var myString = "app.findGrepPreferences.properties = "+ myFindPreferences + ";";
        myString += "app.changeGrepPreferences.properties = " + myChangePreferences + ";";
        myString += "app.findChangeGrepOptions.properties = " + myFindChangeOptions + ";";
        app.doScript(myString, ScriptLanguage.javascript);
        var myFoundItems = myObject.changeGrep();
        //Reset the find/change grep preferences after each search.
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
    function myFindGlyph(myObject, myFindPreferences, myChangePreferences, myFindChangeOptions){
        //Reset the find/change glyph preferences before each search.
        app.changeGlyphPreferences = null;
        app.findGlyphPreferences = null;
        var myString = "app.findGlyphPreferences.properties = "+ myFindPreferences + ";";
        myString += "app.changeGlyphPreferences.properties = " + myChangePreferences + ";";
        myString += "app.findChangeGlyphOptions.properties = " + myFindChangeOptions + ";";
        app.doScript(myString, ScriptLanguage.javascript);
        var myFoundItems = myObject.changeGlyph();
        //Reset the find/change glyph preferences after each search.
        app.changeGlyphPreferences = null;
        app.findGlyphPreferences = null;
    function removeImportedStyles(docRef){
        // Changes any imported paragraph styles to Body Text, imported character styles to None, nukes imported
       var paraStyle = docRef.paragraphStyles.item("Body Text");
       var noneCharStyle = docRef.characterStyles.item("[None]");
       for(var myCounter = docRef.paragraphStyles.length-1; myCounter >= 2; myCounter--){
         if (docRef.paragraphStyles[myCounter].imported == true ) {
            docRef.paragraphStyles[myCounter].remove(paraStyle); //Replaces w/paraStyle
       for(var myCounter = docRef.characterStyles.length-1; myCounter >= 2; myCounter--){
         if (docRef.characterStyles[myCounter].imported == true) {
            docRef.characterStyles[myCounter].remove(noneCharStyle);
    function formatTaggedCharacters(docRef, fontTag, characterStyle){
        // Searches docRef for text between <fontTag> </fontTag> tags & applies characterStyle
        // then removes the fontTags.
        // For characterStyle = Byline, If found text is greater than jumpTextLen in length, apply jumpTextCharStyle instead
        // First verify the passed charstyle exists...
        // use your standard GREP search & replace
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        // note ? mark in following GREP search string, the non-greedy modifier. Thanks Jongware!
        var myString = "app.findGrepPreferences.properties = {findWhat:\"<"+ fontTag + ">(.*?)<\/" + fontTag + ">\"};";
        myString += "app.changeGrepPreferences.properties = {changeTo:\"$1\", appliedCharacterStyle:\""+characterStyle+"\"};";
        myString += "app.findChangeGrepOptions.properties = {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:true};";
        app.doScript(myString, ScriptLanguage.javascript);
        var myFoundItems = docRef.changeGrep();
        //Reset the find/change grep preferences after each search.
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        //OK, the tags are still there, so wipe 'em
        removeTag(docRef, fontTag);
    function removeTag(docRef, fontTag){
        // Use a GREP search to replace the given tag in docRef; don't mess with styles, as that should've been handled already
        // Reset the find/change grep preferences before each search.
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        var myString = "app.findGrepPreferences.properties = {findWhat:\"<"+ fontTag + ">(.*)<\/" + fontTag + ">\"};";
        myString += "app.changeGrepPreferences.properties = {changeTo:\"$1\"};";
        myString += "app.findChangeGrepOptions.properties = {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:true};";
        app.doScript(myString, ScriptLanguage.javascript);
        var myFoundItems = docRef.changeGrep();
        //Reset the find/change grep preferences after each search.
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
    function formatJumpLines(docRef, jumpLineChars, jumpTextCharStyle){
        //  Since previous convertWordStyles() changes all bold italic styled text to Byline char style, change any that are
        //  >jumpLineChars to 'Body jump text' style.
            app.changeTextPreferences = null;
            app.findTextPreferences = null;
            var myString = "app.findTextPreferences.properties = {appliedCharacterStyle:\"Byline\"};";
            myString += "app.findChangeTextOptions.properties = {includeLockedStoriesForFind:false, includeLockedLayersForFind:false, includeHiddenLayers:false, includeMasterPages:false, includeFootnotes:false};";
            app.doScript(myString, ScriptLanguage.javascript);
            var myFoundItems = docRef.findText();
            //Reset the find/change text preferences after each search.
            app.changeTextPreferences = null;
            app.findTextPreferences = null;
            //Note: best to iterate from the end forward, avoiding any potential insertion point skew
            for(i=myFoundItems.length-1; i>-1; i--){
                if (myFoundItems[i].length > jumpLineChars){
                    myFoundItems[i].appliedCharacterStyle = jumpTextCharStyle;

  • InDesign Placed Text Linking Issue

    Hi - I've just recently updated to CS6 and am having an issue with linking placed text files.
    When I place the Word Doc into the InDesign file initially (not in position), the link to the original document is present in the 'Links' window as expected. However, I need to transfer this text into another text box on the page and of course when I do so the link is removed.
    Therefore, I tried placing the Word Doc directly onto the page in position (I have an autoflow setup that I need the text to run through) however when I do this no link appears in the window. To clarify, I have three separate text boxes setup on my master page that I need this linked text to flow through.
    Any suggestions how to solve this? I have run through the preferences and ensured everything is as it should be.
    Thanks!

    Sorry for the double post! I've solved it - for anyone else in the same boat, I created a Master Page with the linked text flowed through the 3 separate text boxes. I then selected to override the master objects on the realtime pages and relinked to different documents from there as needed.

  • On Placing Text - General Feedback and Experience Request

    Hi everyone.
    Recently I completed a Kindle book made through InDesign, containing some 130 images and over 40,000 words. When I typed the book, I did so using MS Word largely because I wanted automatic management of citations, which I did using a Zotero plugin. The writing process was as good as any writing process could ever be, but once I began placing the text (as a Word document) into InDesign, I quickly experienced the "love-hate" relationship described by David Blatner in one of his courses.
    I suffered a tremendous amount of trouble when placing the Word docs into InDesign. After I completed the book and placed it into InDesign, and then formatted it properly for ePub, the Table of Contents would not generate. Each time I attempted to generate the TOC, InDesign crashed. Eventually I grew tired of that experience so I pasted all of the Word text into Notepad++, saved a new file as a plain text file, and then copied and pasted the plain text into InDesign and then manually reformatted the entire book, replacing each individual image.
    The result of my labor was an InDesign book with clean code that exported to ePub without any trouble at all. So I'm very happy that I was able to complete the project.
    Now, I need to do it again, so I wanted to ask for your general feedback on your experience of placing text into InDesign.
    Is there a special way you have developed to keep everything as clean as possible to reduce the chances of unexpected problems from occuring?
    I can write a book using Apache Open Office as easily as I can Word. If I use Apache Open Office and save the book to RTF and place it, would I get a cleaner InDesign file than if I saved and placed the RTF using Word?
    I'm just seeking general feedback that may help ease my future workload.
    Thanks

    We often get word files to be "converted" to Indesign (now CC for us but in Windows). We have a macro running which converts lots of styles to char styles (italic, bold ...) before importing.
    We have a template made in CC and afterwards exported it as rtf. We saved that rft as a word-template. This template works fine, but many of the "special feature" of Word cause problems, mainly because either ID doesn't recognize the code, or ID makes something else for it. Clearing this isn't simple, if it's a short story, we convert all the text to a basic para style (no grep styles, no nested styles), getting rid of all the "overrides", and start by manually reformatting.
    My advice: if you start from scratch, use ID from the start, maybe some "things" will be more difficult, but as you put it, if you have to start all over again, it didn't help a lot typing the text in "word" first.

  • Placing Text boxes

    Placeing Text boxes on a document.  How do I place a text box on a document so I can print it out and it will be ledgable.
    I converted a map to word and could not place a text box.  I also placed a sticky note on a PDF and could not enlarge it enough to read.
    Help!

    Hello Harrie Potter,
    I have a couple of suggestions.
    First, if you want to use sticky notes, you can enlarge the text in the note.
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    You can change the font and size of the pop-up's text via the properties toolbar.
    Second, Acrobat has a Text Box annotation.
    In the Comment tools, its icon looks like a box with a T in it.
    You may select the tool and draw the text box size.
    Then type the text you want in it.
    Similar to the above, select the text in the text box and hit CTRL-E to open the Text Properties toolbar.
    You can use the Text Properties toolbar to set the font, size, color, etc.
    In either case, once you have the text properties set up the way you want, you may set them as default.
    Click out of the annotation (text box or sticky note) to deselect the text.
    Click once on the annotation to select the whole annotation, right-click and select "Make current properties default".
    Regards,
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  • New user:  Problems placing text over object

    Hi,
    I have recently started using InDesign CS5 to produce the biannual magazine for a volunteer organisation.  My background is not in this area, so please excuse me if  I do not use correct terminology or am asking something obvious.  Having said that I have been very impressed with the ease of the programme to use for what we need.
    I am having a problem with the document I am currently working in, however if I place the same elements in a different document things are ok, so I know it is something I have accidently done, but after a lot of playing around I am at a loss.
    My issue is when I place an Object (a photo for the cover) and then try to place text over the top the text disappears on the object, however can be seen when you take it off it.  You see the text box with the red cross mark in the bottom right corner.  If you ask to "bring to front" nothing happens.  Same if you try it using the photo.  Oher objects (logo) can be placed on top of the photo.  I have tried using Layers, but to no success.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Standard advice to new users. Buy a good book.
    Sandee Cohen's Visual Quick Start Guide is by far the best one for beginners: http://amzn.to/czpjiq
    The best $20 you'll ever spend if you want to learn InDesign.
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  • Placing text in div causes the div to expand

    I have a floating div called itemboxfloat. It is a left floating div. I have placed a background image in the div which has the same dimension as the div but I had to specify no-repeat because if I used padding it would expand the space given for the background and it would tile. I can't really discribe whats happening but I am trying to place text in the div box and I am using the padding functions to located the top line of the text within the div. But as I add more padding to force the first line of text lower in the div. it seems to be expanding some boundry out the bottom of the div. My CSS if itemboxfloat and the div is also called itemboxfloat. I have included the code for your review.
    Thanks for your help
    Dan
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    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>aro</title>
    <style type="text/css">strong {
    font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 18px;
    font-weight: bold;
    color: #000;
    </style>
    <link href="CSS/Chemtech.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="CSS/verticalmenu.css" type="text/css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="CSS/horizontalmenu.css" type="text/css" />
    </head>
    <body>
    <div id="container">
      <div id="headernarrow"><img src="Images/header-narrow.jpg" alt="header" width="960" height="150" border="0" usemap="#Map" />
        <map name="Map" id="Map">
          <area shape="rect" coords="3,5,265,123" href="index.html" alt="Chemtech Process Equipment" />
        </map>
      </div>
      <div id="navigation_bar"><div class="AJXMenuULDYZCC"><!-- AJXFILE:CSS/horizontalmenu.css -->
    <div class="ajxmw1">
      <div class="ajxmw2">
    <ul>
    <li><a href="index.html" title="Home"><b>    HOME    </b></a></li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="productsbytype.html" title="Products"><b> PRODUCTS </b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="productsbytype.html" title="Indexed by Type"><b>Indexed by Type</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="productsbymfgr.html" title="Indexed by Manufacturer"><b>Indexed by Manufacturer</b></a></li>
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      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a href="#" title="Request Quote"><b>REQUEST QUOTE</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="#"><b>DOWNLOADS</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="contact%20us.html" title="Contact Us"><b> CONTACT US </b></a></li>
    </ul>
      </div>
    </div>
    <br />
    </div></div>
      <div id="sidebar"><div class="AJXMenuEHWBGHC"><!-- AJXFILE:CSS/verticalmenu.css -->
    <ul>
    <li><h1><b>PROCESS EQUIPMENT</b></h1></li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Pumps"><b>Pumps</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
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       <li><a href="#" title="Centrifugal"><b>Centrifugal</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Drum"><b>Drum</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Gear"><b>Gear</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Hose"><b>Hose</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Magnetic Drive"><b>Magnetic Drive</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Metering"><b>Metering</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Peristaltic"><b>Peristaltic</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Piston"><b>Piston</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Vertical"><b>Vertical</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Mixers"><b>Mixers</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="Direct Drive"><b>Direct Drive</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Gear Drive"><b>Gear Drive</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="C-Clamp Mount"><b>C-Clamp Mount</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Drum Mount"><b>Drum Mount</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Fixed Top Mount"><b>Fixed Top Mount</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Side Mount"><b>Side Mount</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
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    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Filters"><b>Filters</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="Bag"><b>Bag</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Cartridge"><b>Cartridge</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Centrifuge"><b>Centrifuge</b></a></li>
       <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Indexing Media"><b>Indexing Media</b>
        <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
        <ul>
         <li><a href="#" title="Gravity FIlter"><b>Gravity Filter</b></a></li>
         <li><a href="#" title="Vacuum FIlter"><b>Vacuum FIlter</b></a></li>
         <li><a href="#" title="Sludge Filter"><b>Sludge FIlter</b></a></li>
         <li><a href="#" title="Pressure Filter"><b>Pressure Filter</b></a></li>
         <li><a href="#" title="Sludge Filter"><b>Sludge Filter</b></a></li>
        </ul>
        <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
       </li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Oil Skimmers"><b>Oil Skimmers</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Oil-Water Separators"><b>Oil-Water Separators</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Tanks"><b>Tanks</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="Carboys &amp; Totes"><b>Carboys &amp; Totes</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Rectangular"><b>Rectangular </b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Cylindrical Cone Bottom"><b>Cylindrical Cone Bottom</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Cylindrical Flat Bottom"><b>Cylindrical Flat Bottom</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Vertical Bulk Storage"><b>Vertical Bulk Storage</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Piping/Hose"><b>Piping / Hose</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="PVC Pipe &amp; Fittings"><b>PVC Pipe &amp; Fittings</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="CPVC Pipe &amp; Fittings"><b>CPVC Pipe &amp; Fittings</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Polypro Pipe &amp; Fittings"><b>Polypro Pipe &amp; Fittings</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="PE Pipe &amp; Fittings"><b>PE Pipe &amp; Fittings</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Kynar Pipe &amp; Fittings"><b>Kynar Pipe &amp; Fittings</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Sanitary Hose, Gaskets &amp; Fittings"><b>Sanitary Hose, Gaskets &amp; Fittings</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Immersion Heaters"><b>Immersion Heaters</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="Electric Immersion"><b>Electric Immersion</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Steam Coil"><b>Steam Coil</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Process Controls"><b>Process Controls</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="pH &amp; ORP Probes"><b>pH &amp; ORP Probes</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Conductivity Probes"><b>Conductivity Probes</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Flowmeters"><b>Flowmeters</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Level Sensors"><b>Level Sensors</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Pressure Transducers"><b>Pressure Transducers</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Process Controllers"><b>Process Controllers</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="VFD's"><b>VFD's</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Power Monitors"><b>Power Monitors</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><h1><b>ENGINEERED SYSTEMS</b></h1></li>
    <li><a href="#" title="Chemical Feed Skids"><b>Chemical Feed Skids</b></a></li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Evaporators"><b>Evaporators</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="Burt Process Equipment"><b>Burt Process Equipment</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Filtertech"><b>Filtertech</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a href="#" title="Filtration Systems"><b>Filtration Systems</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="#" title="Fume Scrubbers"><b>Fume Scrubbers</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="#" title="pH Neutralization"><b>pH Neutralization</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="#" title="RODI Water Systems"><b>RODI Water Systerms</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="#" title="Transfer Sumps"><b>Transfer Sumps</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="#" title="UL Control Panels"><b>UL Control Panels</b></a></li>
    <li><a href="#" title="Vacuum Distillation"><b>Vacuum Distillation</b></a></li>
    <li><a class="ajxsub" href="#" title="Wastewater Treatment"><b>Wastewater Treatment</b>
      <!--[if gt IE 6]><![endif] --></a><!--<![endif]--><!--[if lte IE 6]><table><tr><td><![endif]-->
      <ul>
       <li><a href="#" title="Burt Process Equipment"><b>Burt Process Equipment</b></a></li>
       <li><a href="#" title="Filtertech"><b>Filtertech</b></a></li>
      </ul>
      <!--[if lte IE 6]></td></tr></table></a><![endif]-->
    </li>
    <li><a href="#" title="Water Reclaim (LEEDS)"><b>Water Reclaim (LEEDS)</b></a></li>
    </ul>
    <br />
    </div>
      </div>
      <div class="floatimageleft"><img src="Images/aro-sanitary-pumps.jpg" width="250" height="243" alt="aro sanitary pump" /></div>
      <h2><span class="largeheading">ARO</span>  Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps</h2>
      <p>Air Diaphragm Pumps are an excellent choice for self-priming applications and situations where the pump my be deadheaded such as feeding a filter press. A favorite of process professionals everywhere- Ingersoll Rand / ARO Diaphragm   Pumps provide stall-free, ice-free operation in 3/8&rdquo; thru 3&rdquo; fluid ports. Backed   by a five-year warranty, they are the most reliable pump line on the market   today.</p>
      <div id="cat_long_description"><span id="ctl00_Content_description">Their patented   &ldquo;Unstallable&rdquo; unbalanced air valve design avoids stalling issues associated with   other pumps. The &ldquo;Quick-Dump&rdquo; exhaust valves divert cold exhaust air from   ice-prone components, preventing freezing. Backed by a five-year warranty, we   have the most reliable pump line on the market today.</span></div>
      <div class="itemboxfloat">
        <p><br />
          Metallic<br />
        Non-Metallic<br />
        Classic
        </p>
      </div>
      <p> </p>
      <div id="footer">
        <p><a href="index.html">HOME</a> | <a href="products.html">PRODUCTS</a> | REQUEST QUOTE | DOWNLOADS | <a href="contact us.html">CONTACT US</a><br />
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        <hr align="left" width="740" id="footer rule2" />
        <h4>© 2011 Chemtech Process Equipment, All Rights Reserved, Designed and Developed By Graphics Advantage. <img src="Images/GA-logo.jpg" width="46" height="40" align="top" /><br />
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      </div>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>
    ul {
    list-style-type: none;
    padding: 0px;
    margin-top: 0px;
    margin-right: 0px;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    margin-left: 1em;
    display: block;
    a:link {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #666;
    a:hover {
    font-weight: bold;
    color: #F00;
    text-decoration: underline;
    .largeheading {
    font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 48px;
    color: #F00;
    .floatimageleft {
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    width: 250px;
    margin-right: 20px;
    height: auto;
    margin-top: 10px;
    background-image: url(../Images/aro-compact-series-float.jpg);
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    float: left;
    padding-left: 10px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    border: thin solid #000;
    background-image: url(../Images/aro-compact-series-float.jpg);
    background-position: 0px 0px;
    overflow: hidden;
    margin-top: 10px;
    margin-bottom: 10px;

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