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Error: Cannot Place this file. No filter found for requested operation

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Feb 05, 2023 Feb 05, 2023

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Hi all, could someone please help me. I'm new to adobe on all fronts. I'm trying to create a digital planner. I seen a youtube video of someone placing a excel spreadsheet into a text box on adobe Indesign with the text flow on, allowing each page to show a different date of the year saving time typing it in manually. I am trying to do this myself but I am using 'Numbers' on my macbook. I have copied every step down to a T but using numbers intead however when trying to place the document into the text box I am met with... Error: Cannot Place this file. No filter found for requested operation.

 

I am not amazing at technical terms, so could somebody please explain in the simpilist way. Thank you in advance! 

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Feb 05, 2023 Feb 05, 2023

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Export the spreadsheet to .xls or .xlsx. ID probably does not have an import filter for the Numbers file type.

 

I think a simple text file, with one number per line, would also work for this process.

 

 


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I just did a test of exporting from Numbers. One of your options is to export as an Excel spreadsheet.

 

If you're lucky, InDesign may accept the Numbers-created Excel spreadsheet, but I just did an example where it gave the same error you got. Unforunately, I'd suggest you might need to actually have Excel to resave  the spreadsheet into a version that InDesign will use.

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Yes, in two examples I tried, I had to open the Numbers-exported into Excel, and resave it to succeed, I'm afraid.

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Thank you, I guessed this might've been the case! So no fix other than using excel to import to ID?

 

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Since you apparently don't have Excel, you'll probably have to type the numbers into your layout,

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Export to any text format, with one number per line ended with a paragraph return. I don't know what Numbers offers, but Excel and Google Sheets both offer several configurable variations of CSV, tab delimited etc.

 

You don't need anything fancy here; all the spreadsheet is doing is very quickly generating that separated number list. All ID needs is the numbers, as paragraphs you can place and apply a style to.

 


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