Import Excel table (exactly as it is) to InDesign

afonseca1974's picture

Hi guys,

I need your help. I've got this excel file with thousands of lines that I need to transport to a pretty table in InDesign. So far so good, copy paste does the trick. The problem is: there are some products that have multiple codes in it and copy/pasting it to ID creates multiple rows instead of a single row followed by "child" rows.

I've attached an image to clarify what I just tried to explain.

Basically I need to be able to import the Excel table (exactly as it is) to InDesign.

Any ideas?

Thank you!

JamesM's picture

Have you tried importing it (rather than copy & paste)?

Select File > Place, and when it asks you to select the file to import be sure that the "Show Import Options" checkbox is checked. InDesign's Help files explain what the various options do.

afonseca1974's picture

Thanks!

António

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