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Is it possible to link MS Word files into Indesign cs files, and then when the Word file is changed or updated the changes will be made in the IDcs file as well? Same would go for Excel files???? Thanks Scott...

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    Default Linking MS Word files into IDcs?

    Is it possible to link MS Word files into Indesign cs files, and then when the Word file is changed or updated the changes will be made in the IDcs file as well?
    Same would go for Excel files????

    Thanks
    Scott
    Scott_Brinkman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Linking MS Word files into IDcs?

    Yes. Under preference there is a setting to maintain links for text and
    spreadsheet files.

    Warning: not only will the text be updated but any formatting you do in
    ID will be lost.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Linking MS Word files into IDcs?

    Bob, how do you prefer doing this sort of thing? I don't like using the linking function or importing from Word/Excel because sometimes the formatting of the tables are lost. The last time I linked (I think it was a Word doent), when I printed the draft out the shading, cells and borders were not the same as in the native application.

    What I've been doing as a work around is creating a PDF from MS Word and placing that into ID. When I print this it comes out exactly like I think it should. If I make changes to the native doent all I need to do is make a new PDF when I am done editing and update the link in ID.
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Linking MS Word files into IDcs?

    I never link text. I copy and paste and keep the tables as native ID tables.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Linking MS Word files into IDcs?

    But when you do that does it look exactly the same as the MS doent?
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Linking MS Word files into IDcs?

    If I wanted it to look like the Word doc, I'd leave in Word.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Linking MS Word files into IDcs?

    Bob,

    I'm ROTFLMAO

    Ok, I guess you would have to see the situation I am faced with to better understand why these doents I work with need to look the same as they do in Word.

    Thank you for your replies Bob. I really appreciate your comments because I feel you posses more knowledge than I and you've been tremendously helpful in the past.

    Thanks for everything, cheers! :D

    Gabriel
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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