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    Alterego
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    Extracting text from Indesign file?

    What is the best way to extract text from Indesign document for translation purposes?

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    PRC Member shamman will become famous soon enough
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    Hi!

    1. There are the standart script "ExportAllStories.jsx" (or .vbs) in InDesign CS3-CS5.
    This script saves your InDesign stories in specified folder as separate files.

    2. Try script by Olav Kvern
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    Only the registered members can see the download links/content. please Register to gain full access.
    This script saves your InDesign stories in a single file and separates them with dashes.

    3. Finally you can download 20-day trial of Rorohiko TextExporter and use it during trial period.
    Code:
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    This product is not a freebie any more :(
    May be someone can help you with cure for it…

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    Thanks,

    I have helped my self by producing PDF from Indesign and then from Acrobat exporting to text or Word. This is about 80% ok but sometimes lines of text are mixed up so you have to check entire document.
    Will try this script for Exporting all stories..

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    Alterego
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    2. script works good but it misses some stories so you have to add them manually.

    Thx

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    Rtf

    If you don't have too many stories, you can try to export to RTF (rich text) format (you have to export each story seperately)
    I have used this many times for translationa and sending to other people for correcting mistakes.
    One bid advantage of this method - it retains the text and paragraph styles so that if when you import back into iNDESIGN, you can choose to use the styles or override them with indesign styles or eliminate them.
    You can always open in word and save as text (without formatting) if you like.

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    good methods

    Quote Originally Posted by shamman View Post
    Hi!

    1. There are the standart script "ExportAllStories.jsx" (or .vbs) in InDesign CS3-CS5.
    This script saves your InDesign stories in specified folder as separate files.

    2. Try script by Olav Kvern
    Code:
    Only the registered members can see the download links/content. please Register to gain full access.
    This script saves your InDesign stories in a single file and separates them with dashes.

    3. Finally you can download 20-day trial of Rorohiko TextExporter and use it during trial period.


    Code:
    Only the registered members can see the download links/content. please Register to gain full access.
    This product is not a freebie any more :(
    May be someone can help you with cure for it…
    I have try copy text from word to indesign and from indesign to word, the style after that is not the same, can you explain for me

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