I have an InDesign file with many character styles and paragraph styles defined in it, including use of the features "next paragraph style will be ____", numbering, indentation, hanging indents, grep styles, et. al.
My InDesign subscription has expired and I would rather not renew it (but would be willing to do so for a month for a one-time transfer activity).
I'm looking to recreate the character style/paragraph style and text editing workflow I had in InDesign, using free software. LibreOffice seems appropriate (though I'm open to other suggestions).
- Is there a way to directly import or read character and paragraph styles from an .indd file (into LibreOffice, or some other free tool)?
- If not, is there a way to export these from InDesign (if I renew my subscription) so they could be read in by LibreOffice or some other tool?
A quick review of the options in LibreOffice paragraph styles suggests that most of what I've done in InDesign could be replicated in LibreOffice (with the possible exception of grep styles). However, I would rather avoid the painstaking work of creating each style again by hand.