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I have a lot of tables that designers have to adjust slightly to fit the content. This takes a large amount of time in our process and I would like to know if there is anyway to skip this? Perhaps a custom script?

If not, could you suggest what I should do? How would I go about creating my own script to auto-fit the columns to the data?

Also the table must always be 100% of the available width (normally into a text-box)

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Not that I'm aware of within InDesign but I've seen a thread on Adobe forums linking to a book on InDesign scripting that apparently includes a script that does this. I have no idea if it actually works, if there's a better place to find the script, if it still works in CS6, etc - but that might help. –  user568458 Mar 13 '13 at 10:40
Oops looks like I posted the wrong link above: the adobe forums link should have been forums.adobe.com/message/2280922 also, this question should be linked to graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/4235 (which sadly doesn't have an answer either) –  user568458 Jun 11 '13 at 14:45
Can you throw up some images explaining what you're looking to do? –  Fireflight Sep 9 '13 at 15:52
Now I can't, but imagine you throw a lot of data in excel and then select the columns and then double click on them. It will resize the columns to fit the data. –  Totty.js Sep 9 '13 at 15:56

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Sounds like you're looking for InDesign's Auto-Fit feature which is available in Adobe InDesign CS5 and beyond. This feature is certainly a time saver.

Here is a good tutorial regarding Auto-Fit - Tuts+

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