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I've got lots of doents (of between 20 and 100 pages) that were created in Quark 4.1. Each page of each doent contains 2 or 3 tables, which were created using the TableWorks XTension. I'm desperate to turn these doents in InDesign doents. But because I can't open them up in InDesign. I assume this is because of the Table XTension. Recreating the doents from stratch will take me weeks. Can anyone suggest anything that might save me some time? For example, how I might be able to get the text out of the quark tables, without having to copy ...

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    I've got lots of doents (of between 20 and 100 pages) that were created in Quark 4.1. Each page of each doent contains 2 or 3 tables, which were created using the TableWorks XTension.

    I'm desperate to turn these doents in InDesign doents. But because I can't open them up in InDesign. I assume this is because of the Table XTension.

    Recreating the doents from stratch will take me weeks. Can anyone suggest anything that might save me some time? For example, how I might be able to get the text out of the quark tables, without having to copy and paste every single row individually?

    Many thanks.
    Vicky
    Vicky_Hammerstein@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Yes, it is because of the extension, so try to copy and paste the entire
    table out of Quark, maybe you have luck and it is tab-delimited, or maybe
    this extension (I don't know it) can convert his own tables back to text. Or
    as a last chance I would try to fetch the table out of a PDF in Acrobat, its
    text tool can also copy&paste table-like data - not fine, but better than
    nothing.

    Jens


    Jens Schulze Guest

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    Thanks for replying. Copying and pasting the entire table doesn't work.

    I think I might have to go down the route of converting the Quark doent to a PDF and then selecting the text that way.

    Thanks.
    Vicky_Hammerstein@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Unfortunately, Quark isn't extraordinarily intelligent in the way it creates PDF so I doubt that you'll have much luck with that.

    Does your Table XTension give you any option for saving/exporting from the table as tab- or comma-delimited text. If you had that option, you could (somewhat painfully) reimport it into InDesign tables.
    Steve_Werner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Unfortunately the Table2000 xtension allows me to import from a tab/comma-delimited file but not export. It's so rubbish!
    Vicky_Hammerstein@adobeforums.com Guest

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