The guys doing the video need the file in illustrator, and they need the data from the spreadsheet on a separate layer per data set. Step 1: Testing the waters. The option to convert to AiXML was added by João Faraco. Using the Variables panel in Illustrator, you can easily create multiple variations of your artwork by merging a data source file (CSV or XML file) with an Illustrator document. The next step is to go back to Excel and clean up the chart to make it easier to process in Illustrator. You can import a linking spreadsheet that you can update from Excel. Pasting Excel graphs into Adobe Illustrator has long been buggy but it's gotten even worse with the latest version (16.9, 180116). My small company has been using PageMaker for years. Open the Excel file from Phase 1 ("ExcelChart_unformatted.xslx") b. Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series on InDesign tables.Part 1 is about the three different ways to create a table in InDesign. Transferring Illustrator to Word. a. Sample scripts are included in the Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 installer and are installed with the product. So that's why I have to use illustrator, and why I have to do it the way that I'm trying. In this step you'll paste a chart into Illustrator to see why you'll want to make some modifications within Excel first.
b. If you like to keep the vectors, I prefer to take the Excel file into Adobe Illustrator.