I have multiple text file linked to InDesign document. Now when I am updating outside files, entire formatting inside InDesign is vanishing. I am unable to keep formatting while updating in external files. I have tried setting link options (see below), but no luck. I am still loosing formatting after update. Any idea what is happening ? Only other options seems like having formatted excel cell and import it. However is there way to achieve this with ".txt" files?

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Unfortunately, this is a normal (and quite frustrating) behavior. I suggest you try Adobe's InCopy, which should solve your problem. A trial is available.

  • InCopy is part of the CC Suite, so if the OP is a subscriber they should be able to give it a try.
    – magerber
    Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 15:15

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