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The lack of the ability to insert formulas in a Publisher V1 table meant I had to return to Serif PagePlus (why does an 'upgrade' have fewer features than the original?). The advertised posiiblity of importing excel files into Publisher V2 seemed to fix this but I haven't been able to do this.

The Help led me to believe that one should select the Open command from the File menu but when I do the File Open dialogue doesn't allow me to select a .xlsx file.

I can drag and drop an .xlsx file from Windows Explorer but only the contents of the first cell are displayed in the Affinity document.

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16 hours ago, Komatös said:

The Affinity product line is not an upgrade from the Plus line, it's a new product line.

It was promoted as an improvement on PagePlus etc. so I was disappointed when it had less functionality in this at least.

However, I still need to know how to import an Excel file.

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Hi PDC, 

You should be able to place the .XLSX file into a table via the File > Place menu. Alternatively you can use the Data Merge feature described below.

https://affinity.help/publisher/English.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Advanced/dataMerge.html?title=Data merge


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