For further information on what can and can't be imported, see the Filters ReadMe.pdf file in the InDesign application folder.
Import Excel filesas PDF files
Because InDesign doesn't import formatting in spreadsheet files, you can convert an Excel spreadsheet file to PDF, and then place the PDF file into InDesign.
Note: To make a PDF file from an Excel file, you should use Adobe Acrobat Distiller, which isn't included with InDesign. To purchase Adobe Acrobat (which includes Distiller), visit the Adobe website at www.adobe.com .
Copy or drag Excel charts into InDesign CS2 documents
You can copy and paste--or drag--an Excel chart to an InDesign CS2 document as a vector graphic. To do so, start InDesign and Excel, and open each of the files side by side. Select the chart in Excel. Then, either copy it in Excel and paste it in InDesign, or drag it directly to the InDesign document.
Import Excel charts or graphsas EPS files
Use Adobe Illustrator to save an EPS version of Excel chart or graph, and then import the EPS file in InDesign:
1. In Excel, select the chart or graph and choose Edit > Copy.
2. Start Illustrator.
3. Choose File > New to create a new document, select the appropriate Color Mode setting, and then click OK.
4. Choose Edit > Paste.
5. Choose File > Save As.
6. Choose Illustrator EPS (eps) from the Format pop-up menu.
7. Name the file, and then click Save.
8. In InDesign, choose File > Place to import the EPS file in your document.
Availablility of Excel/Lotus: Mac OS Windows Excel 4.0 Y Y Excel 5.0 Y Y Excel 95 Y Y Excel 97 N Y Excel 98 Y N Lotus 1-2-3 N YInDesign