Wondering if there truly is no way to link to text inside excel cells and maintain formatting in indesign with updates to the sheet. I understand InCopy solves this basic need elegantly and makes for a smoother edit process, but there are cases in which an excel sheet would be much more managable than maintaining incopy assignments, etc.
Any thoughts/suggestions? Seems like a fairly simple feature to integrate, and a non-incopy-threatening one.
there is a 3rd party plug-in called "WordsFlow" that will allow you to import excel files. once you format them into indesign, you can go back and edit the excel files and it will keep the formatting when you update the excel link.