Help! Need to import styled text into QuarkXPress

Help! Need to import styled text into QuarkXPress

Post by Joe Mugn » Tue, 03 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Sounds like the best solution is to work with Xpress tags. I can't give you the
details, since it has been a while since I messed with them, but it is
pretty easy
to do.

You metion that the formatting tags are already in text in BBEdit. That program
great search/replace ability. Just convert the RTF text tags to equivalent
Xpress tags and save as ascii text. Then import to QXP (i.e. 'get text') as
Xpress tags. All text should arrive formatted properly.

Hope this helps.


> Help! What can I do? I'm on QuarkXPress 3.3.2, Word 5.0, and I also have
> BBEdit 4.5 (which opens the RTF file, but displays the formatting tags as
> text).


Help! Need to import styled text into QuarkXPress

Post by Matthew Erics » Wed, 04 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Make sure the "Include style sheets" is checked in the Open dialog box
when you import the RTF file.



>I saved it as text, and of course, that comes in fine, but I need the
>italics intact. So I also saved it as RTF. But when I try to place the
>text in XPress, the RTF files come in with all of their formatting tags as


1. imported text corrupting styles??

Setting up a 50 page catalog, all in one unit (prior to importing graphics)
so that I keep the styles consistent, and had the following happen:

Many pages I set up the text by importing the text from the old version.
There are many changes, in font, format and writing, but all text has
imported just fine and taken on the new definition of the prior style.

BUT, out of one file holding only 4 pages the following happens:
When text is imported and pasted, either as a text object, or as text within
a block, the style menu adds one or more new styles with the identical name
of an existing style. any attempt to eliminate the offending duplicate entry
causes the other entry to become corrupted. I was forced to revert about a
dozen times and ended up copying the text to a word processing program and
then placing it from there and re-assigning styles.

Why and how does a piece of text corrupt my styles list? This is scary,
especially as the project advances. If I hadn't noticed the extra entry and
gone on with a day or two's work. . . .

Thanks for any input,
Toby Rockwell
Horton Brasses

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