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How do you insert an Excel sheet as part of a new mail message? I tried inserting a MS Excel document directly / via a Microsoft document. But when I copied into a new Gmail message, the formatting wasn't retained. How do I do that?

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How do I fit a square peg into a round hole? It's incompatible formats. GMail doesn't support tables & spreadsheets. –  dnbrv Apr 9 '12 at 18:17
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As Gmail doesn't preserve formatting, your options may be to:

  • Copy the file to Google Drive and reference that using the "Insert files using Drive" option
  • Insert a screenshot of the relevant portion of the sheet within the email, if you're particular about formatting and the data isn't a lot
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Does it have to be an editable sheet? If not Excel can save as PDF or as a webpage to maintain the formatting

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