Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting
Hi there in this video we're going to look at bringing in text into in design and look at some special features when we're bringing in from something like Microsoft word where the top one here brings through all the formatting that was inward. It had italics and bolds and this version here where it comes in all scrubbed and cleaned. Both versions are useful. Let's look at how to do those. Okay, so first of all, we're going to delete our Lauren ipsum that we had there before because we've got the copy now and we're going to bring it in and the easiest way is probably just to open up the file and word and copy and paste it. There's nothing wrong with that, but you probably don't need me to show you how to copy and paste text. Okay. But the other way you can do it in in his own without having to open upwards so you don't have a word. Okay? You can go with your cursor flashing here, we can go to file and go to place like we did images and then here under 03 newsletter, there's one called a...
rticle one. I'm going to click open, you can see it's brought it all through into in design. One of the things that's done by default is that it's kept the formatting that was inward, but say you don't want that. You don't want the bowls and all the italics because there's a lot of rubbish in there, let's say I'm going to undo it. Okay. What you'll also notice is when I undo. Actually it's not completely gone. It's actually just ended up in my cursor which is kind of a weird quirk. Ok, so actually what I'm gonna do is instead of undoing. Okay, I'm going to select all the text and just delete it. Now. Get my cursor back in there. I'm gonna go to the W key. Okay, So you can see the box of Louisiana. Let's get back to here and let's go to file place. But we're going to look at a little extra bit. This is why it's quite nice to use file place rather than just copying and pasting from word is there's there's options down here, so I click on it without opening it. I click on options. Okay. And I'm going to go show import options and click open and it looks kind of complicated. But basically what I want to do is this one here says remove all the styles and text from word. Bring it in. You'll notice that it's just plain old text scrubbed of all the formatting. Cool. So one of the other ways of bringing in text. Okay. It's the same way with a slightly different technique. We're going to use foul play sports is if I have nothing selected. Okay. And I delete this. Okay. Nothing selected. Click on the background. Black arrow and go to file place. Okay, I'm gonna leave the same options are on. Okay. So I'm gonna make sure it says show import options, which is great, but when I hit article one and click open now because I don't have that text box already on the page and have my cursor in it. Something slightly different is going to happen. So I'm gonna make sure remove style is perfect, but you can see my cursor is loaded now. Okay? And what I can do is just click hold and drag out a box. So we end up at the same place, it depends on what comes natural to you. Do you like to draw the text box first and then have your cursor in and place it or just go to file place and make the text box at the exact same time. That's often what I do, but everyone's a little different for that one. Alright, so that's bringing in text from Microsoft Word or pretty much any old text document. Now, let's make some columns and things. See you in the next video