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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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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