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This is a major flaw.

I write and publish novels. I write in a writing program and edit it Word. When I paste my Word doc into Affinity Publisher, all of my italics are lost. Can you imagine what a headache it is for me to scan a 400-page novel in Word for every italicized word and then find it in Affinity Publisher? I might as well go back to formatting in Word.

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Rather than copy and paste, would it help if you saved from Word to a file then imported the file into Affinity Publisher.

I don't have Word on this computer to try it here, all I can do is suggest the idea as a possibility.

I have just looked at the Affinity Publisher help and by searching for


and it appears that you can import a .docx file into Affinity Publisher but that you cannot write to a .docx file from Affinity Publisher, but it appears that you do not need to be able to write to a .docx from Affinity Publisher so no problem.

I hope that this helps.





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Hello @Wayward Cat Publishing welcome to the forums.

As written before, you can place a word document w/o copy & paste! Save your Word doc as docx, Make a Masterpage with text frames. Double click on the first dokument page and choose place in the file menu. The help file will tell you more.

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