Two tricks in InDesign

Why can’t I copy/paste from word and keep the formatting like bold etc.??

You can. Just go to preferences -> clipboard handling and select keep formatting. If you want another font you can swap bold and regular by using the menu type -> find font feature!

How do I import from Excel into datamerge – it keeps coming up with errors?

Well – use Google Sheets instead and export as CSV. or

  1. Check that there are no empty columns first/middle
  2. Keep single words in first row
  3. Check that there are no hidden columns.
  4. export as TAB seperated values
  5. Close the document before importing into InDesign

Hope that worked for you.



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