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#42686 - 03/13/13 10:23 AM Copy text and formatting from other applications?
Roffe Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 09/04/12
Posts: 8
Hello forum.

Assuming that the needed fonts are available, is it possible to copy and paste text, including formatting, from other applications like Word, InDesign, Acrobat and QuarkXpress?
Our customer has a lot of business card documents in these formats, and he wants to publish them in PrintShop Mail Web.
As far as I can understand, he has to create new text blocks from "scratch" in PSM and re-apply the formatting by hand.

I know for sure this is possible with FusionPro...


#42687 - 03/13/13 10:33 AM Re: Copy text and formatting from other applications? [Re: Roffe]
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4956
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal

You can copy-paste from those applications, but you have to be careful.

The problem is that some applications like Word include more than just text in their paragraphs, they include all sort of formatting and control characters, as well as special features, that you will also end up copying into PrintShop Mail. PrintShop Mail, however, might not know what to do with these, so it could produce unexpected behaviors, formatting issues, etc...

I'm not sure about the other softwares, perhaps it would work better with them. But the general rule is that you can copy-paste the text, but the formatting will probably be lost in the process.

Raphaël Lalonde Lefebvre