How to Link an Excel Spreadsheet to a Table

To link an Excel spreadsheet to a table in  QuarkXPress 8, just enable the Link to External Data checkbox when creating the table.

For comparison, linking an Excel spreadsheet to a table in InDesign requires that you set an application preference before importing the spreadsheet into the table. In CS4, choose InDesign> Preferences> File Handling and tick the checkbox next to “Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files“. In CS3, it’s under InDesign> Preferences> Type.