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Importing data from Excel — I do not want to be table as final result

Nov 26, 2012 6:34 PM

Tags: #table #excel #import_xls

Hi there!


Importing XLS data was discussed a lot already. But I don't want to create table, but I need to import text to the prepared textframes across the document.


Have a look at the IMG below. There will be about 300 such cells. Photo and textframe below. I have XLS file with all the info. And I need this info to be put to that textframes {green in the IMG}. Is the only solution to Copy > Switch to the ID-window > Paste > Delete redundant paragraphs > Switch to the Excell window? It would require a thousands mouse-clicks & keystrokes…


The structure of my textframe looks like this {Microlight was typed manually}:


Each paragraph has source in XLS file:



I understand importing the Excel table when i wan to create ID table. But I have just a bunch of textfields...


Thank you!

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    Nov 27, 2012 5:09 AM   in reply to ChristianAaltonen

    This might be a job for Data Merge, or a commercial catalog plugin, but the merged celss are going to be a real problem, I think. Exporting as a text file from Excel  and just palcing it may also work, with the same caveat about merged cells, and a probable need to use find/change to remove tabs.

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