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Excel table to Word

Excel table to Word

Excel table to Word

I need to import a Excel table to Word and rotate it 90 deg. I can't get it to rotate. Any suggestions?
thank you

RE: Excel table to Word

Why can't you change the alignment in Excel first?


RE: Excel table to Word

We had an Engineer create an Excel spreadsheet per a customer format. The spreadsheet needs to be in a Word document. It is to big to fit Horiz, so we need to rotate it Vert.

RE: Excel table to Word

You have a couple of options:

>  Create a separate section in the Word document that is formated landscape and paste the table directly.  If your printer is up to the task it will print correctly and as desired.

>  You can Paste Special as Device Independent Bitmap and use graphics program such as Photoeditor or IRFAN Viewer to rotate the image.


RE: Excel table to Word

Copy the sheet in excell while selecting "paste special" and check the "transpose" box.

No you have the sheet as you want it, then copy it to word (same as IRstuff said - only more words)

Best regards


RE: Excel table to Word

If you only want to rotate it to fit horizontally on a sheet, why not change the page orientation from portrait to landscape?


RE: Excel table to Word

I have pulled off the following trick sometimes:

1. In Excel, select the range you want to transfer to Word, and press Ctrl-C (copy)
2. In Powerpoint (not a typo), paste special as picture (enhanced metafile)
3. In Powerpoint, from the drawing toolbar, ungroup the picture (it may ask for confirmation of conversion, press 'yes'), and ungroup again if necessary, until you can no longer ungroup. Then Group everything (not Regroup), and rotate as required (e.g. Rotate left). Then copy (Ctrl-C)
4. In Word, Paste Special as Picture (Enhanced Metafile)
et voila...


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RE: Excel table to Word

The page is portrait because it is a doc with text and a header/footer....with the Excel spreadsheet in the middle.
I know it sounds weird, but this is how the customer wants it. Thanks for advise.

RE: Excel table to Word

Thanks, that almost worked. Some text was shifted but did rotate when pasted into PowerPoint. Then when I paste in Word, the text did not rotate.

RE: Excel table to Word

I had a similar problem when developing and documenting operating procedures for a power plant -- I ended up printing on the same sheet of paper twice:  the first using WordPro (Lotus product) to print the text and the header/footer stuff -- I then used Excel to print the spreadsheet (in landscape) -- took a couple of shots to get the alignment the way I wanted, but once done, I saved the formats for later use... [fortunately, out of several thousand pages, I had to do this for only 3 or 4 pages..]

RE: Excel table to Word


You have to Paste Special - Paste as Picture (Enhanced Metafile) in Word.
If you just paste in Word, the text doesn't rotate.
I hope this helps, otherwise I'm at a loss what happens in your particular case - it's kind of black magic anyway.


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RE: Excel table to Word

Sounds to me like your customer wants 8 lbs in a 5 lb sack.
Do a Paste Special as a picture then reduce the size to fit.

The customer gets what he asked for, but not what he wants.

That's why I'm not in Customer Service!

Or print the Spread Sheet, scan it and insert into word as a picture.

RE: Excel table to Word

We tried Joerd's and the other tricks. They all came close, but not 100%. My boss finally did with a third party software (don't know which one) and it worked.
thanks everyone

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