This tutorial will show you how to insert and link a Microsoft Excel file in Adobe InDesign. We’ll create product sheets that retain formatting from the Excel spreadsheet.
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The ability to copy Excel formatting to an InDesign document can be convenient in many instances, although some control is lost as part of the process. If you want to import an unformatted table in InDesign and apply formatting at a later stage to have a greater level of control, check out this other InDesign Place command tutorial.
Pagination overcomes conversion issues and accurately converts even the most complex spreadsheets. It can also combine multiple data sources, e.g., product information from Excel files and pricing information from your ERP export.
Table of Contents
- Preparing the Excel file
- Selecting a cell range
- Starting our InDesign document
- Linking InDesign and Excel
- Place the Table