How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles
Hi there in this video, I'm gonna show you how to bring in styles from word like normal and say you become body copy and heading. You can become my style called titles and in design click OK. And they all match up and life is good. Let's go and learn how to do that now in in design. Okay, so to map styles, we need to do two things. Let's first of all open up a file that I've got created for us. Just to save time. It's under 06 styles and open up mapping styles click open and nothing's really in here except for my paragraph styles. I got a window Styles, paragraph styles and you'll notice I've got a body copy and titles. Let's just have a quick little look at them and draw a text box fill with placeholder text and let's say that's my heading. So that's what they look like. Okay, so titles and this is all my body copy. So those are the styles that I want to keep an in design and delete that. Next thing I've got is my word file. So I've opened up the file from my exercise file called text...
one just showing you here and words in word. You need to have used the styles that are along the top here. You can see if I click on road bikes it's been using hitting one and the body copy is using normal. So if you're working with another colleague or somebody else that's doing the word text. Just make sure they use some of these titles along the top so that you can match them. If they're all normal then you're not going to be able to match the titles, you have to manually go and do it okay so I can quit out of word now. So the way it works is when I'm going to bring in my file to file place we're not going to copy and paste. Okay I'm gonna bring in the word doc, I'm gonna show import options or you use our shortcut Hold shift and click open, click it on just in case you haven't seen that shortcut video. Okay click open. And the magic trick happens down the bottom here by default remover is just gonna remove them and they're all gonna look plain text, preserve the styles is going to do some bad stuff which this click okay? You know, hold shift click once it drags it in and it brings in normal and hitting and you're like oh man I didn't want those ones. And what I could do now though is I could go to normal and hit delete and it says well you can't delete it, I'm using it. What are you gonna replace it with and I can replace with body copy click OK. Same with the hitting one. Say goodbye hitting one but I can't delete it because I'm using it. So use titles please. So that's a way of mapping them. You can do a little bit more sneaky. Okay so I'm gonna undo until all of that's gone. Okay. And I'm gonna go to file place make sure that the show import options is on click on text, one click open. And instead of doing that trick, what we can do is we can do a customized style import and click on style mapping. And it just means that it's seen that it's got normal inside of there. And you say, what would you like it to be in here? Like I want normal to become body copy and they're hitting that's been used. I want them to become our title that I'm using. Okay, there's a normal web that I know is not being used. You could say actually just replace it with the basic character style please. In the basic paragraph style. And none just to kind of clean it all up. Click Ok click OK. And now if I hold shift click once it's going to bring through all of my word document and it's going to map. Look at this highlighted he's titles, he's body copy, saving us loads of time. Alright, so that is how to map styles from word into in design to save loads of time because we're awesome. Alright. Onto the next video