Adding Microsoft Word and Excel tables


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Adding Microsoft Word and Excel tables

Where do tables usually come from? Well, most of the time they come from some Microsoft product, either Word or Excel. So let's take a moment to look at how InDesign imports these tables and what happens when the original file gets updated. Before I import one of those files, let's go take a look at it in Word. In this Word document there is nothing but a table. Now that's unusual. Usually there is a bunch of text with a table stuck in the middle. But in this case, I am trying to keep things simple. Now that I've seen this Word document, let's import it into InDesign.

I'll switchback InDesign, go to the File menu and choose Place. There is my Word doc and I'm going to turn on the Show Import Options checkbox so I can see that I have more controls over how that Word document is going to come in. By default, InDesign will try and preserve all the styles and formatting from my text and tables. However if I want to, I could strip away all the formatting by turning o...

Adding Microsoft Word and Excel tables
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Adding Microsoft Word and Excel tables provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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