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Export to InDesign

Post by NisusUser » 2012-11-01 00:16:33

Q1) I just tried to use the "Export to InDesign as Tagged Text" macro from 2009 (http://nisus.com/pro/macros/?activeCat=Misc), and I get this error message related to Perl (see screenshot).

Is this because the macro is pre-version 2? Could it be tweaked to work now? Or maybe I need to add something to my system? Thanks for any help.

Q2) Obviously, I've never used this export capability before, and I see in the write-up that styles are not exported with this macro. Is there a way to export NWP styles such that InDesign can import them?

(I'm using NWP 2.0.4 on OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and would use either InDesign CS4 or CS5.5 to finish up the layout of the document.)
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Re: Export to InDesign

Post by Hamid » 2012-11-01 04:06:24

NisusUser wrote:Q1)[...]Is there a way to export NWP styles such that InDesign can import them?
You don't have to do anything to your NWP rtf file.
When you import your file to InDesign, check the 'Show Import Options' in the Place dialog.
This will open the RTF Import Options pane which you can set to import all your NWP styles, footnotes, Index, etc.
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Re: Export to InDesign

Post by NisusUser » 2012-11-01 04:21:13

Excellent! I did not know that. Thank you very much.

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Re: Export to InDesign

Post by ptram » 2013-09-06 08:41:04

However, I fear there is no way to let Nisus Writer understand the paragraph styles when importing HTML files. At least, I tried both with styles like <h1> and <p class="Heading-1">, and they where not applied to the corresponding paragraph in Nisus.

Should I investigate on mistakes in the procedure I'm following, or is it really not working?

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Re: Export to InDesign

Post by martin » 2013-09-06 13:36:14

Paolo: losing proper named styles when importing HTML is unfortunately to be expected. We use Apple's HTML importer for that task, which for our code path (convert HTML to the Cocoa text system) does not preserve stylesheets. Sorry about that.

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Re: Export to InDesign

Post by ptram » 2013-09-06 13:50:14

Thank you very much, Martin. This is really a huge limitation. It is incredible how Apple went only half-way with their conversion code.

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Re: Export to InDesign

Post by martin » 2013-09-06 13:58:42

It is a big pity. Though to Apple's credit, if we kept the content entirely in HTML land (eg: WebKit), the stylesheet would be maintained. It's only Apple's Cocoa text system that has no inherent concept of proper styles (NWP adds that itself, but this has no effect on the import process).

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