Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Regular Meeting


InDesign and Word: Getting Them to Play Nice Together


Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Roxbury Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212




Almost all of us use Word—or accept files from those who do. But sometimes getting text out of Word and into InDesign can be a pain. Formatting gets lost or comes out screwy. Footnotes disappear. And let’s not get started on tables. In this presentation, Rob Huddleston is coming down from Sacramento just to tell you everything you wanted to know about InDesign and Word, whether you were afraid to ask or not.


Find out how to create an InDesign document and a Word template that provide for seamless integration. It's the same process that both of Rob’s publishers use to suck his Word manuscripts into InDesign and have it automagically do the layout and formatting.


In addition, you will learn:

Best practices for importing Word docs you didn’t create

How to export text from an InDesign document to a Word doc with or without formatting (such as it may be)

What to do if a customer makes changes by giving you a brand new Word doc

Why do footnote numbers disappear when importing?

Where does InCopy fit into this, if at all?

How do I get images out of a Word doc for import to InDesign

The easiest way to make Word tables into InDesign tables



About the Presenter


Rob Huddleston has been developing web pages and applications since 1994, and has been teaching web and graphic design since 1999. He is the author of nine books on web and Adobe tools, and two more on Android. He is on the design faculty at The Art Institute of California where he teaches graphic and web design courses.



Roxbury Community Center


The Roxbury Community is located in the 11-acre Roxbury Memorial Park at the corner of Roxbury Dr. and Olympic Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Free parking is available in the small parking lot south of the Community Center and in the alley that runs along the west side of the Park. Parking is also available along Olympic Blvd. Street parking is also available, but please read all street parking signs carefully.


Because the Community Center closes at 9:30 p.m., the meeting is being held 6:30-9:30 p.m., a half hour earlier than our usual time.



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