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Chapter 3. Text > Importing Text

Importing Text

Most of the time, the text you work with in a page layout program isn’t originally written using that program—it’s written using a word processing program (such as Microsoft Word) or text editors (such as BBEdit on the Macintosh). To get the text into InDesign, you must either copy-and-paste or import (or “place”) the text files.

Pasting text. A surprising number of people find their primary source of text is their e-mail program or Web browser. The best way to get text from there to InDesign is copy and paste. In earlier versions of InDesign, the program would always try to maintain any formatting applied to the text. Fortunately, InDesign now ignores all text formatting when you paste text from another program by default. If you want the formatting, you can turn on the Preserve Text Attributes When Pasting option in the General Preferences dialog box. Note that this only affects text pasted from other programs; text copied from within InDesign always retains its formatting.


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