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Community Beginner ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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I am making an annual report using InDesign. 

I have many Excel graphs and tables that will change each year.

I can save each one as a pdf and place them in the document.  Should I make them linked or embedded?

OR, is there a better way to incorporate these graphics?

Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021
You can import Excel tables are editable tables in InDesign, create table styles and design them if you want (or import them as a graphic). That depends on how you want them to look. If you import them as editable InDesign tables, you can copy and paste changes from Excel over the editable table in InDesign. As for the charts, make them PDFs. All graphics should be linked, so you can later update the PDF and update the link in InDesign.

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You can import Excel tables are editable tables in InDesign, create table styles and design them if you want (or import them as a graphic). That depends on how you want them to look. If you import them as editable InDesign tables, you can copy and paste changes from Excel over the editable table in InDesign.

 

As for the charts, make them PDFs. All graphics should be linked, so you can later update the PDF and update the link in InDesign.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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