Indents incorrect when importing Word document
When importing a Word document that contains some indented paragraphs, the left indent being set to 5mm in Word (for example), once placed in InDesign, these 5mm indents typically show as 4.992mm. This would not neccesarily be a problem except that Find/Change in InDesign will not recognise an indent to 3 decimal places and therefore this cannot be located easily and fixed. This is proving to be a big problem in my workflow as I cannot automate the process of re-styling these paragraphs using InDesign Paragraph Styles with Find/Change. This bug occurs whatever measurement system is used, i.e. mm, inches, pts etc. Version of InDesign used: 14.0.3 although the same problem exists back to CS6 at least.
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Rafał Mikulski commented
There is solution what works 100% and it's not so time consuming:
Export file as Marked Adobe InDesign Text, next open .txt file in some editor, replace all indents to corect values eg. 72.300000 to 72.3
Happy replace Indents!!!
The problem is still there. I imported text from Word a few days ago. Now that I was to search and find based on indentation, to replace the direct formatting from Word with Indesign paragraph styles... I can't do that using Find/Replace.
I opened ExtendScript Toolkit and got a more exact value by putting the cursor in the text, and checking app.selection.rightIndent, which returned 1.00541666666667. I pasted that into the format search, but the UI rounded the value to 1.005, and did not succeed in finding anything.
Uwe Laubender commented
I can see that as well and this was leading to a big headache even when working with the plugin WordsFlow from EM Software. Always styles with overrides. Always things one has to hunt down.
What should work to get the text clean again:
Work with GREP Find/Replace where you do a find after an applied style only and replace it with the same style. That should iron out all style overrides. Tedious as well if one uses a lot of styles, but I see no other quick solution.
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