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Taming the Wild MS Word File


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Solve your text file formatting problems, once and for all!

Does this sound familiar? You apply a style to some text you imported into InDesign from a Word file, yet the old formatting doesn't change. (What the heck?) You strip out a style from some other text, and it gets the "dreaded pinking." (Yikes!) You spend your days cleaning up files from well-meaning Word users who have included bright-blue hyperlinks,  Word "art," columns aligned with spaces and tabs, manual formatting instead of styles, and all other sorts of nightmares. Gah!

Prepare to learn the dark art of Taming the Wild Word File in this must-see webinar from HerGeekness herself, Anne-Marie Concepción! In addition to wrestling with her own client's Word files, Anne-Marie has helped thousands of InDesign users figure out what was going on with their client's files too, and she's going to share all her hard-won knowledge with you.

  • "Maggy-ing" Word files to prevent corruption
  • The Word menus and palettes that trap unsuspecting users into formatting incorrectly
  • When it's easier to fix problems in Word before import into InDesign
  • Tips for creating Word templates for InDesign publications
  • Secret powers of the Microsoft Word Import Options dialog box
  • The best Find/Change routines and scripts for quick cleanup in InDesign
  • Fixing blue hyperlinks with one keystroke
  • Extracting and using Word art and embedded graphics

This is an eSeminar!

This is a recording of an eSeminar (or "webinar"), so you can watch it in your own Web browser, wherever you are, and listen over your computer's speakers. No special software is required. You'll have the option to view it as many times as you want for 30 days.

After you register, you'll receive an e-mailed receipt from EventBrite within a few minutes. Our e-mail with your custom password and URL to access the recording will follow shortly thereafter (it may take up to one or two business days). If you don't receive these emails, be sure to check your spam filter for email coming from and If you can't find them, email us at

Handouts that summarize the webinar and include links to the resources mentioned (scripts, blogs, etc.) are availalble to all who purchase this recording.

During the live seminar, we opened the floor to questions. However, don't worry: with your registration, we'll still attempt to answer your questions as quickly as possible via email. E-mail your specific questions to Anne-Marie.

The Presenter

Anne-Marie "Her Geekness" Concepcion is a graphic designer and one of the country’s top InDesign publishing workflow experts. She’s the co-host of the blog and podcast, author of the popular InDesign/InCopy Workflow Essentials video tutorials from, and publishes the DesignGeek ezine and blog which is enjoyed by thousands of designers, publishers, and prepress staff around the world. As the owner of Chicago-based Seneca Design & Training, a cross-media design studio and certified Adobe training provider, Anne-Marie has worked with hundreds of companies around the U.S. to help them streamline their design and production procedures using Adobe software.

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