Importing Excel tables


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Importing Excel tables

Designers and page layout artists are often called upon to import a spreadsheet as a table from Excel. Sometimes that table is already formatted the way the person wants it; sometimes it's just raw data. Quark can handle both of those situations beautifully. If all you want to do is copy a table from Excel and drop it into your layout, the easiest way is to simply switch to Excel. Copy the cells that you are interested in. Go back to QuarkXPress, pick a spot to put it and paste.

Now, you have a table that looks just like the one that was in Excel. The advantage to this is that somebody has already done the work for you. The disadvantage is that you can't link this back to the original Excel document so that when they update it in your document here in QuarkXPress. On the other hand, I don't find that to be much of a problem because usually the data in Excel is frozen by the time you get it into XPress and even if it's not, Quark has a limitation. If that data updates, you lo...

Importing Excel tables
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Importing Excel tables provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jay Nelson as part of the QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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