First you do all the formatting in Excel and place it as a formatted table.
Second way is to use table and cell styles.
FWIW, I prefer the first way.
By using Paragraph Styles that are build into Cell Styles that are build themselfs into Table Styles. Use import options and assign your Table Style. You need all three to maintain good formatting.
Thank you! The problem is that when i make a change in excel every formatting style is lost!
We understand the problem. You’ve been giving the solution.
Dear Bob, i know but if i've tried to follow your first suggestion.
The formatting style in excel is not read in the right way by indesign... is it only a problem for me??
I haven’t done much with Excel in a while but it worked just fine on the occasions I had to use it.
What is the problem you’re seeing and what exactly are you doing?
Now i am trying to modify the file in excel in order to place the same formatted style file in indesign.
Anyway even if i put a value for example for the columns or the rows in excel, these are not respected in indesign.
I insert in the right way i think...place/show options/ formatted style etc...
Then i am trying to find the way...:(
Can you post a screen shot of the Excel sheet and what it looks like in ID?
BTW, I should have asked this sooner: What version of ID? What version of Excel? What O/S?