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Copy Excel Graphs into Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

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I'm having issues copying certain graphs from Excel to Illustrator. Some paste just fine. Others paste like this example. The text is scrambled. I'm assuming it's a security measure encrypting the data. Wanted to ask the community though as this isn't always the case. 

Excel graph to illustrator.png

 

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Enthusiast , Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

Change the Font/Size in Excel before pasting it into Illustrator.

Alternate option: re-create graph in Illustrator.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/graphs.html

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Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

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Is that on a Mac?

In that case try a different font in Excel. There maight be issues with Calibri

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Lol I was not expecting this but this solved my issue. Directly copy-pasting an excel table with Calibri text led to a table full of nonsense pasted into illustrator. Changed the font in excel & problem solved! This is such a weird bug 😄

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Explorer ,
Apr 03, 2023 Apr 03, 2023

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This only worked for 1 graph in the same file. I am on Windows.

 

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This only worked for 1 graph in the same file. I am on Windows.


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Please tell us step by step what is happening. Screenshots help.

And since the correct answer in this thread doesn't help you: please create a new one.

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Change the Font/Size in Excel before pasting it into Illustrator.

Alternate option: re-create graph in Illustrator.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/graphs.html

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This only worked for 1 graph in the same file. I am on Windows.

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