Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Import Excel data into Illustrator charts, part of Managing Conversions Between Adobe CC and Microsoft Office.
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- [Voiceover] Illustrator has a half way…decent charting function.…That they haven't really messed around with much…since it was first introduced about a million years ago.…But it still works great, you can create…all sorts of neat graphs in Illustrator…and then edit the elements that are…used to indicate the bars or the squiggle lines.…What I recommend that you do to learn…how to use the graphing feature, if you've never used it…is first of all, they have an excellent help page…all about using graphs in Illustrator.…
And you can see all the cool kinds of effects…you can do, you can even say that…instead of a bar, you can say use…this piece of artwork, and have the artwork stretch…or stack on top of each other, all sorts of neat stuff.…But the first thing you need to do…is get the data into Illustrator to make that chart or graph…At the top of this hub file,…it gives you lots of great information…about how to use this little spreadsheet thing…that we're going to take a look at…and ya know this spreadsheet thing…
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