5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2011 10:22 AM by BobLevine

    Problems updating linked excel tables in InDesign CS5 and retaining formatting: Help Needed


      I've been using excel to place several linked tables into my InDesign CS5 document that will require updating on a regular basis. The tables are already formatted in excel, so I will place them in InDesign with formatting and typically need to proportionately shrink the tables once they are in InDesign CS5. When I go to update the links, it imports the content of the tables into the current text frame with larger text and I am unable to "Fit content to frame" or "shrink content proportionately." Does anyone know how to fix this or know an alternate way to link excel tables with formatting and update them without having reformat the table  (i.e. resize the frame and text) every time an update occurs? Thanks!!