Re: Transitioning Text Across Platforms
Am I fretting needlessly, or are Word's codes truly so insidious that it
would be quicker to re-type all the text I've created from scratch?
You are fretting needlessly. Save as .txt
Plaintext is plaintext ... well, with the sole stipulation that Windows, UNIX, and OS X each handle line terminations differently. Windows uses a carriage return-linefeed pair (/r/n), Mac uses just a carriage return (/r), UNIX uses just a linefeed (/n).
If you're going Windows to Windows, everything's jake.
If for some reason you need a subtler approach, I can describe a method for saving MS Word files to HTML and using HTML-Tidy to strip the crud and selectively transform the tags. Might get you going faster on the InDesign side, depending.
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