Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Convert Excel charts into editable Illustrator objects, part of Managing Conversions Between Adobe CC and Microsoft Office.
- [Voiceover] Very often, you have a really…cool-looking chart that was created by Excel…from the data in Excel file,…and you'd like to be able to reuse that chart…in something a little bit more high-end,…like, say an annual report that you're putting together,…or even just a poster or CellSheet.…You might want to change some of the colors,…maybe change it from RGB to CMYK,…that kind of thing.…In other words, you wanna get this out…and into an image-editing program,…preferably one that can edit vectors, lines,…and fortunately, the most recent versions of Office…and of Adobe CC make it much more difficult to do.…
In the olden days, you could isolate the chart…on its own spreadsheet or its own workbook,…print it out to PDF, just by using the Acrobat command…in Windows or printing to the Adobe PDF printer…on a MacIntosh, and then edit that PDF…in Acrobat or even in Illustrator,…saving it out as an AI file.…But it doesn't work very well at all anymore…because of the weird additional coding I guess…that Office has added, and I suppose Adobe…
She begins with an overview of the major differences between the suites and platforms and between Office for Mac and Office for Windows. From there, she breaks down common challenges such as importing and editing Adobe art and text in PowerPoint, using PowerPoint elements in Adobe apps, integrating Excel data and charts in Adobe apps, and more. Find solutions to your most common challenges, improve your workflow, and get the results you want.
- Understanding essential differences in the way Office and Adobe CC treat fonts, graphics, and color
- Using proprietary Adobe-to-Office conversion software
- Using the "secret weapon," Acrobat, to do conversions
- Editing Illustrator graphics in PowerPoint
- Extracting PowerPoint art for use in Adobe apps
- Creating InDesign tables from Excel spreadsheets
- Importing Excel data into Illustrator's chart worksheet
- Recreating InDesign layouts as editable Word files
- Converting Word art into high-res vector files