when i have a problem excel chart, i pdf from excel and place the pdf.
Darn, I just tried your suggestion and the .pdf misplaces the letters of the text.
I should have said that this chart is in Word, but was created in Excel and can be edited by double clicking on it, then the Excel tabs popup.
did you pdf from word or excel?
I .pdfed from Word because I didn't know how to get it into Excel. If I double click on the chart, it opens those Excel tabs, but Excel doesn't open..
Hmm. No idea what to tell you. Might be the Word version, how the Excel data was brought into Word or ...
I am using a Windows computer with Office 2010 programs. If I right-click on a chart or an embedded Excel sheet, I have the option to edit the data in Excel. Which is usually the source files I am given (Excel, not embedded into Word). However, I just tried the PDF from Word into ID and it is good.
What font is being used by the chart(s)? If Calibri, maybe try changing it to Arial and see if it PDFs better.
Take care, Mike
I tried pasting the chart from Word into Excel and then I dragged that chart into Illustrator and then copied into InDesign. Probably used an extra step there, but..
I went to this site for help too; http://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/import-excel-data-charts-graphs.html
The text comes in a little funny, but I redid the text boxes and I was able to get in and edit some of the elements.