Flow Text and File Import Problem

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Flow Text and File Import Problem

Postby user26732 » 21 Feb 2018, 09:50

Quarkexpress 2017

1. New Project.
2. For print.
3. Specify dimensions
4. check automatic text box
5.place cursor on first page.
6. Import Word (.docx) document.
7. Overset on first page (red box). No way to correct.
Kill project.

1-4: repeat
5. Add 100 pages
6. place cursor on first page.
7. import Word (.docx) document.
8. Overset on first page (red box) No way to correct.

Guess that maybe the problem is with the Word file (though it displays fine in Word)
Convert to .odt using Pandoc.
What files can be imported into Quark?
Download Quark 2017 manual.
256 instances of the word "import."
No reference to any other type of file except pdf and Excel.

How can I flow text using this Word file?
The automatic text reflow function doesn't work.
Any ideas?
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Re: Flow Text and File Import Problem

Postby user26732 » 22 Feb 2018, 07:31

Pasting unformatted text worked. But then I lose all the formatting.
Pasting as native objects worked, but the target (project page) dimensions are different from the source dimensions, so there was overtype on every line. Is there any way to fix this? The text didn't flow automatically.
Formatted text showed up as blank pages for the first ten or so pages of the Word document. Then the text appeared properly.
Odd.
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Re: Flow Text and File Import Problem

Postby MikeWenzloff » 22 Feb 2018, 07:41

Are there tables or images in the file? Those two things are the only time I have had issues importing a .docx file. The solution for me in the couple times I have brought in a Word file was to resize those items downward a bit in Word and then import.

If the issue isn't one of those two things, without the Word file it will be difficult for another user or Quark to help figure out what's up.

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Re: Flow Text and File Import Problem

Postby max.peter » 22 Feb 2018, 07:55

What about this setting? Just wondering.
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Re: Flow Text and File Import Problem

Postby user26732 » 22 Feb 2018, 10:09

@max.peter: thanks, I didn't know this setting existed.
Strange that for digital works, there's no autoflow setting.
Under Project=>General=>Auto Picture Import was turned off, so this could have been a problem as well.
Strange that the text wouldn't display, though.
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