I would like to copy and paste a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into a Chief Architect file. How can I accomplish this task so that all of the columns, rows and cells are visible?
A spreadsheet can be quickly added to a Chief Architect plan or layout file using the shortcut keyboard commands for Copy and Paste.
To copy a spreadsheet into Chief Architect
Select the cells that you would like to paste from a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel, then selectthe Copy option. You can also press Ctrl + C on a PC or Command + C on a Mac to copy the text.
Open the Chief Architect plan or layout file in which you would like to paste the text from another program.
Select CAD> Text> Text from the menu, then click in your drawing area to open the Text Specification dialog.
Click once inside the Text field, then press Ctrl + V if you're using a Windows PC or Command + V if you're using a Mac, which is the shortcut for Paste.
On the Attributes panel of the Text Specification dialog, check Display Border and Display Grid Lines under the Box/Grid category to display column and row separation lines.