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Fri, Mar 3, 2006 at 5:49:27 AM | Importing MS Word (or other text) into Revit

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Autodesk Support tells me that in order to import Microsoft Word documents into Revit, I need to do so going through AutoCAD! I hope this is a joke...I'm new to Revit with no previous CAD experience, let alone AutoCAD. Is there a way to import Word documents into Revit; perhaps by converting it to a different format that Revit will then import directly. I use Micropas 7.1 for the California Title 24 Energy calculations and it outputs in Word format, hence my need for the import capability. Thanks! John

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Fri, Mar 3, 2006 at 7:35:41 AM | RE: Importing MS Word (or other text) into Revit

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You can copy and paste the test into revit using the clipboard, However actually importing doc files isn't possible. Revit does not support bullets and advanced text formatting abilities. Just tabs, Bold, Underline, Italics are supported in revit. A possible workaround if this isn't acceptable is to make a jpg of the word doc and import that...

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Sun, Mar 5, 2006 at 4:11:33 AM | RE: Importing MS Word (or other text) into Revit

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another possibility with autocad is to import it into CAD and then link the CAD DWG to REVIT

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Sun, Mar 5, 2006 at 7:10:29 PM | RE: Importing MS Word (or other text) into Revit

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This utility from Dotsoft will convert a Word document to CAD. http://www.dotsoft.com/word2cad.htm You could then link the resulting file into Revit. Or you could publish the Word file to a JPG format as suggested. I print Word and Excel files to PDF then in Acrobat open them, crop and save as JPG's. Doing this method preserves the "printed" format for things like borders, shading etc. HTH Tom

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Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 9:35:56 PM | Importing MS Word (or other text) into Revit

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First, create a new drafting view in Revit.  Open your word document.  Select what you want to copy to revit.  Select the text button in revit as if you were going to create new text.  With the text box open, select the edit menu and then paste from clipboard or press CTRL + V.

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Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:10:06 AM | Importing MS Word (or other text) into Revit

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On the Ribbon. Select the Insert panel. All the way to the right is the insert office document. On the pull down menu select Word Document for a fully editable with formatting.

 

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Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 10:04:49 PM | Importing MS Word (or other text) into Revit

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This last post got my hopes up that there was a way to import word docs!  This is a pain that there is no way to link word documents to Revit.

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