J. Paul Kent wrote: > I've never used a text inset before, but I may be up against it. <snip> > When I select Word text, I see in the Paste Special options: > Embedded MS Word Object and Linked MS Word Object. Would one > of these start me down the right track?
No. That's the Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) track. Don't go there. I've never tried importing a Word doc as a text inset (my text insets are all FM or plain text), so I don't know if it's even possible. But to try, put your cursor in a pgf above which you want the imported text (but make sure the cursor isn't at the end of the pgf; there should be at least a space to the right). Then, select File > Import > File (or press Esc f i f). In the Import dialog select the Word file, select Import By Reference, and click Import. I'm assuming that the Word version has to be maintained. If not, you might want forego the text inset -- select Copy Into Document and just clean up and maintain it in FM. Depending on your FM and Word versions, importing the file may or may not work. If FM doesn't have a filter for the Word version you've got, try saving the Word doc as RTF or an earlier version and importing that. Another option, quick and dirty: Create a PDF of the Word doc. In Acrobat, crop the PDF to get rid of headers, footers, and enough of the margins to let you import the PDF pages into your FM pages. Then do the File > Import > File thing and select the PDF. A dialog lets you pick a page, and it's imported into an anchored frame. You can play with that to make the PDF page look right in your empty FM doc. Repeat for each additional PDF page. HTH! Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------