Import Microsoft Word and Excel Tables to InDesign CS6


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Importing 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. When you import a Word or Excel document, you have the choice to link to it, or not. By default, InDesign does not link to Word or Excel documents, and that's usually a good thing. But sometimes, when it comes to tables, it's actually quite helpful to link to them. I am going to go ahead and delete this table that we worked so painstakingly on, by deleting these two frames, and I'm going to bring in a fresh Excel document.

Now I have that Excel document open right now in Excel. Let's take a look at it. It's a very plain worksheet; nothing is fancy about it. No formatting, or anything; you see that it's just data in rows and columns. To get that into InDesign, I need to use the Place command from the File menu. But before I choos...

Importing Microsoft Word and Excel tables
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Importing Microsoft Word and Excel tables provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS6 Essential Training

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