2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2015 6:17 AM by Frans van der Geest (ACP)

    Styles in Linked Tables (Excel) - Doesn't Keep on Re-Link?

    ThaiM Level 1

      I have tables created from linked Excel files.


      My workflow is as follows:

      I import the Excel file with Unformatted Table and my chosen Style applied during import. After i import it, I assign the top row as a header row, and various other rows as subheader rows with other styles I have. Some tables I'll go further and manually add certain styles to certain cells.


      But when the original linked Excel file gets changed, and I go to update the link in InDesign, all of my applied styles and formatting are gone and I have to redo everything.


      Is this the nature of linked Excel files? I was really hoping to just have the data update and not having to re-apply all of my styles again.