QuarkXPress: Import/Export of Excel tables

Is there any good way if importing and exporting simple Excel tables to/from QuarkXPress?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Hi, go4java,

what version are you using? Since QuarkXPress 6.5 this is built-in.

It's easy: When you create a new table element (via tool), in the resulting dialog click on "Link to external data". Choose the XLS and you are done.

Careful, there's a fundamental difference whether you choose to "Include geometries" and "include formats". If you do, then all updates to the styling in Excel also update the formatting in QuarkXPress. If you don't, only content changes are updated and styling in XPress retained.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Page Layout Software

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.