InDesign does not support OLE and the fact that you've gotten away with this workflow for so long amazes me since it was very unpredictable in PM. You are using a deadend program with no support and at some point you're going to have no choice but to move to InDesign.
InDesign can link to Excel spreadsheets as a native table but the charts will have be done differently.
Thanks for your response, that's a pity. In 7 years we never had any problems with this system and it works.
How come InDesign does not suppor this and how would one go about implementing Excel Charts into InDesign?
Saying it does not work in InDesign at the same time as we have to use it at some point sends
shivers down my spine. Needless to say, we won't be using InDesign in that case, but looking
You’ll need to give us a detailed breakdown of your workflow.
InDesign is very extensible and there are plenty of third party tools to make even the most complicated workflows easier.
Here is a brief overview:
Our entire system is based on Excel.
Sales figures are put into excel and we adjust the chart to show the current week.
This chart is also shown in our weekly report, created in PageMaker.
The chart is linked, so once we open PageMaker, it's automatically refreshed and shows the most recent week.
We have around 20-ish PageMaker files, wich in turn are linked with around ~200 Excel files.
Hope that helps.