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How would you go about converting indesign doents to microsoft word doents? Is there a way to convert them? Thanks for any help that you can give...... --Pam...

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    Default Coverting Indesign 2.0 doents to Microsoft Word xp doents

    How would you go about converting indesign doents to microsoft word doents?
    Is there a way to convert them?
    Thanks for any help that you can give......
    --Pam
    Pam_Sepesi@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Coverting Indesign 2.0 doents to Microsoft Word xp doents

    Pam:

    InDesign and Word are such radically different programs that there's really no way to te an ID file in Word, much less perform a one-click conversion. You can extract the text out of ID and save it in Word format, but Word simply wasn't designed to allow the kind of design flexibility InDesign offers. It's a word-processing program that allows some limited design capabilities, while InDesign is a high-end page layout program that allows the sophisticated arrangement and manipulation of text and graphics.

    If you're just wanting to allow people without InDesign to view the files, the best strategy is to convert them to PDF files. Those will retain the exact appearance of the InDesign files, plus they'll be much smaller files than could be achieved with Word. Your users would be able to use Acrobat's search function and copy text out of the files for use in other doents. They could also easily print the files on their office printers with the exact appearance of the original InDesign files.

    Hope this helps!

    Scott
    Scott_McCullough@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Coverting Indesign 2.0 doents to Microsoft Word xp doents

    Pam--

    You can also export the text as RTF and open the exported files using Word. This won't preserve the layout, but it will get you the text formatting.

    Thanks,

    Ole
    Olav_Kvern@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Coverting Indesign 2.0 doents to Microsoft Word xp doents

    I have found the best way to do this is to make a PDF of your Indesign file then convert it using ABBYY FineReader. I recently had a 300 page book which converted perfectly.
    I have no connection with this company but find their OCR software is the best I have ever seen.
    Ian
    Ian_Jacobs@adobeforums.com Guest

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