Paste Excel Table into Indesign as Image

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I want to copy/paste an excel table into indesign as an image.  I can make it work if I copy from excel, paste into publisher or word (as "special") and then copy/paste (or place) that image into InDesign.  This preserves the content exactly as it was, and can it can be re-sized like an image.  Seems like there should be an easier way?  I can't "code" so I need the instructions for dummies.... thanks all.  

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021
Do you know that you can navigate to the Home tab in Excel and choose Copy > Copy as Picture (As Shown When Printed) in the Clipboard group? Then you can paste directly into InDesign and bypass the other apps. ~Barb 

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Paste it into Photoshop. Save as PSD, TIF or PNG, but honestly, that is not a great workflow.

If you place it as a formatted table, it should keep most of the formatting and you can tweak as needed.

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Do you know that you can navigate to the Home tab in Excel and choose Copy > Copy as Picture (As Shown When Printed) in the Clipboard group? Then you can paste directly into InDesign and bypass the other apps.

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I forgot about that but it's a pretty down and dirty method. 

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WHOA Barb!  That's exactly what I was looking for...  paste into InDesign and I can READ it and size it...etc.

 

I knew it was somewhere - thanks for your help!!

 

 

LAW

 

 

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