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Linking excel spreadsheets to InDesign

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Nov 06, 2023 Nov 06, 2023

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When linking excel spreadsheets to InDesign I can't seem to match the formatting style that I have set up in my InDesign page can anyone help? 

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Nov 06, 2023 Nov 06, 2023

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To keep InDesign table formatting, everything needs to be set in Styles - Cell Styles, Table Styles, Paragrapgh Styles and Character Styles. This way the styling will hold when you update the excel sheet. 

What particuar problem are you having?

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In addition to the styling information, there is one "behaviour" to look out for. If selecting a frame with a table in it to update or replace the table, I found from time to time an unwanted character style pollutes my table. To avoid this, make sure that - when nothing is selected - the character styles panel is set to [None], and then select the frame containing the table to update.

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