I'm putting together an InDesign document (CC 2015.4, Mac) and am using RTF files to manage and maintain the textual content. However, when I place text from an RTF file created using TextEdit, my italics and bolds appear to be lost. When placing the cursor in the placed text where there should be a style, I don't see a plus next to [none] in the Character Style palette or next to my chosen Paragraph Style.
Even when I paste the text and set my preferences for 'Clipboard handling' to include 'All information (Index markers, Swatches, Styles, etc.)', even though the pasted text is set to the 12pt Helvetica in the original TextEdit document, with auto-leading, etc. With the addition of a blue background which I cannot account for, the italicised portion of the text shows no indication that it ever was italicised, be it in the character style palette (which seems where it should be intuitively) or the paragraph styles.
Does anyone know how to place RTF text using the basic styles in a way that preserves, or enables mapping of those styles?