How to Insert a Microsoft Excel Table in Adobe InDesign

In Brief...

Inserting an Excel table in Adobe InDesign is just like inserting any text file. Just follow these four steps.


  1. Go to the File menu and choose Place.
    Place Command in File Menu

  2. In the Place dialog box, check Show Import Options and select the table.
    Place Dialog Box

  3. The Microsoft Excel Import Options let you choose the sheet and cell range of the table being placed and also provide options to keep or discard the Excel formatting. After making your selections, Click OK.
    Microsoft Excel Import Options

  4. Click on the page to place the table. From there, you can "pull" at column and row dividers to adjust size, just like in Excel.
    Placed Table

Author: Kate Cahill

Kate Cahill is a graphic designer, writer, and creative director who has developed content for print and web. As creative director, she has produced award-winning work for agencies focused on the pharmaceutical, and health and beauty aid industries. She has also served as production manager, with responsibility for the successful fulfillment of long-run print contracts. Kate has been delivering training for Webucator clients since 2010. Her enthusiasm for cutting-edge technology, combined with hands-on practical experience, brings an added benefit to her class. Kate teaches real-world techniques and integration of Adobe software, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint to produce a fully-developed and cohesive brand identity.