2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2015 5:34 AM by John Mensinger

    INDD table to Excel


      Hello, can i export an indesign document (it includes a lot of tables) in an excel sheet? thanks for answers! i use the cloud and an mac.

        • 1. Re: INDD table to Excel
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          You can copy/paste the table but beyond that copy/pasting text into Excel from InDesign is going to leave you with a bit of mess. Why do you want to do this?

          • 2. Re: INDD table to Excel
            John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            As Bob hinted, it would help to know the core objectives of this proposed maneuver. While your thread title appears to pertain to "a table," your question describes a document that "includes a lot of tables," which also seem to suggest it contains many pages.

            • If the text and tables in the document are fully threaded, you can set an active insertion point anywhere in your text, then choose: File > Export and set the Save as Type: menu to Rich Text Format. Open the resulting .rtf file in Word, then copy/paste to Excel from there.
            • If the document is not fully threaded, you may be able to do something similar by exporting first to PDF, then from Acrobat, Save As... Word or Rich Text Format