Copy and paste excel files to Keynote

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  1. neilc

    neilc Well-Known Member

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    guys, i've been searching for a thread on this one but can't seem to find one. is it possible to paste excel tables to keynote? thanks.
     
  2. hannibal

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    yes, but it will pasted as an image file. you can't edit the cells and formulas. the newer keynote (included in iwork 06) has that new feature where you can make charts and tables with basic calculations. HTH
     
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    I tried pasting an excel worksheet in my Keynote presentation and it pasted a table. i want to paste it and maintain the original look. what i do is paste it in powerpoint then copy paste it again in keynote. how do i do it guys?

    Thanks.
     
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    Neilc ... save or export per page the Excel worksheet/s or file/s as PDF and the drag the PDF file/s to Keynote. You will preserve the look of each page and it will be resizable. However, the cells will become uneditable, just that you are able to see and show it in Keynote the way you see it in Excel. This is best, I think if you've got lots and lots and lots of data already entered in Excel. However, if you have about 20 or less entries, you might want to try Keynote's fancy charts and tables.
     
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    thanks dominique! i just kinda used to powerpoint wherein i can copy and paste excel worksheet segments (not the whole sheet). saving as pdf really adds another step. well, i just have to do it as a trade off to the great animations that Keynote offers. The "Cube" effect got 'wows" from my audience. :)
     

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