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I think support for docx is more important and file format should be better documented. People do not use .doc so much anymore.

You can of course use MS Word as "converter" and save as rtf which Publisher gladly imports :-)

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2 hours ago, Fixx said:

I think support for docx is more important and file format should be better documented. People do not use .doc so much anymore.

You can of course use MS Word as "converter" and save as rtf which Publisher gladly imports :-)

As I wrote - 100% of my clients gives me his books in .doc :) With footnotes and others very important things in book. So for me and making books, it's very important.

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10 hours ago, Fixx said:

I think support for docx is more important and file format should be better documented. People do not use .doc so much anymore.

You can of course use MS Word as "converter" and save as rtf which Publisher gladly imports :-)

For those of us in the gaming industry (tabletop) we use MS Word quite a lot. There are several plugins that provide better editing power. For example we use both SmartEdit and ProEdit when working on projects.  

 

10 hours ago, Khertens said:

One way I was able to this is to export from word to pdf (if you have a bnewer version of word) and the open the pdf in affinity publisher.

We tried this with one of our PDFs, it worked somewhat. All of the table cells were seen as individual text boxes. With over 15 tables that would be too much to re-edit. 

I have to agree with the sentiment that importing a Word file is high on the list for us. We are a small group looking to get into DTP and have been holding out for publisher since it was announced. 

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We just tried to save one of our Word docs as both rtf and web page. It is not showing either as an option to open. There are other web pages in the same folder, it shows those but not the one we just saved. 

Are we overlooking something? 

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1 hour ago, Morgoth said:

Are we overlooking something? 

Yes. Text> Insert Text from File...

You need to have an active text frame to import to.

And yes, that is clumsy. I wish we could use a common Place-command to import both text and images.

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docx is the important format.

Crucial for the importer to recognize:

  • any soft formatting (so I can change italic and bold to proper character styles)
  • footnotes and endnotes
  • indexes
  • tables

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Same here, combine what Fixx and Rabari said


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2015), macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
Affinity Designer : 1.7.3  Affinity Photo: 1.7.3,   Affinity Publisher: 1.7.3 (+ beta 1.8.502)

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So, we tried this and two things are happening.

1) The text appears in the first box, when clicking the eye icon, all the text disappears, not just the overflow text. 

2) When we try to link two text boxes together, instead of overflowing from one to another, it moves all the text from one box to another. 

So, we tried creating two pages, with two linked text boxes. When the text is inserted into the first box. It instead appears in the second box. 
 

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