Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Convert Excel charts for use in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, part of Managing Conversions Between Adobe CC and Microsoft Office.
- [Voiceover] You can get some really cool…looking charts in Excel, but sometimes you…want to use them in your Adobe apps.…Now, I did go through this in some detail…in a previous video in this chapter about how…to get this chart or these kind of charts into…Adobe Illustrator in order to edit the vectors.…To edit the actual bars and change the colors…and so on.…And, if that's what you need to do, you should…check that video.…I thought that I should devote just one video…to people who really don't need to edit the charts,…they just need to get it into those other apps.…
If you're going to copy and past though,…instead of save as picture, I would recommend…that Mac users change the typeface.…I talked about this as well in the Excel chart…to Illustrator video.…But, there's some sort of glitch with the…font that Excel uses on the Mac side.…It's not an issue on Windows.…But, on the Mac side, before you start copying…and pasting you might want to right-click,…choose font, and change the typeface from…the office internal typeface that it wants to use,…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Essential Differences
Understand color differences6m 12s
2. Converting with Specialized Software
Use Snagit for screenshots4m 37s
3. Between Adobe Creative Apps and Microsoft PowerPoint
4. Between Microsoft Excel and Adobe Creative Apps
5. Between Adobe Creative Apps and Microsoft Word
Next steps2m 50s
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