Re: Question re: Quark Express, Adobe Page Maker & Importing Word Docs

Subject: Re: Question re: Quark Express, Adobe Page Maker & Importing Word Docs
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 17:27:44 -0500


Sara-Sue,

I can't tell you much about Quark, but PageMaker can import Word docs if you take some care in setting up templates. For example, you want the style names in PageMaker to be EXACTLY the same as the style names in Word. Then you can apply whatever sophisticated typographic tweaks you want to the PageMaker styles, and when you import the Word docs, the PageMaker styles will take effect.

That said, you should really skip right over both Quark and PM and go straight to InDesign. PageMaker is legacy code that Adobe finds hard to maintain. InDesign is all modern code that will be maintained and enhanced going forward. It also has a lot of features that are unavailable in older programs.

Dick

sclarke -at- nucleus -dot- com wrote:

Hi Everyone:

I'd like some imput from the experienced Quark Express and/or Adobe
PageMaker users on the list please.

I have this idea (and feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken) that you
can import Word Documents into Quark Express but it's best if they're only
plain text. It's been several years since I've used Quark. I seem to
recall that if Word documents are formatted and then imported that Quark
can't deal with it. Is this correct? And that the best/easiest way to do
it is to import the doc as plain text and format it in the higher end
publishing program eg. Quark or PageMaker. I'm actually not even sure
whether Word docs can be imported into PageMaker.

Thanks in advance for any input and help you can give.


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