Copy Paste from Excel 2008 to Adobe Illustrator

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  1. Stulpsl macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2009
    Dear all,
    I'm struggling already whole with trying to copy and paste a excel diagram from excel 2008 to adobe illustrator CS3. Now I found out on the microsoft homepage, that this is a known problem and also in several forums people where struggling with this. Microsoft suggests to copy something from illustrator into excel and afterwards it should also work the other way around. This is definitely not the case. I really need to solve this issue. Does somebody know if there is another solution, or to whom one could contact, or if a update which could solve this problem is in the pipeline????
    Thanks for your Help!
  2. Harschism macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2010
    Re: Copy Paste from Excel 2008 to Adobe Illustrator


    1. Open your file in Excel.
    2. Open a random file in Illustrator and drag it onto the desktop to create a "Picture clipping".
    3. Drag your Excel chart into Illustrator. Since the Excel standard font Calibri cannot be recognized by Illustrator, make sure to use other fonts like Arial instead.
    4. Following this procedure should result in an editable vector-based chart.

    I hope it works for you as well.

  3. bokhovenpieter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2010
    When you open an illustrator file -> new. Click advanced and change color mode from CMYK to RGB. This does the job! You can now paste your excel graphs in the file!

    If your text is in odd characters make sure that the original font in excel is not in Calibri (it's to new) but arial for example.



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