A method of displaying and arranging data and/or information in rows and columns.

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Why should lines be avoided in tables?

I read some books about typography and design some years ago. They all recommended to avoid lines in tables, instead they recommended to make use of spacing. I found that reasonable and adhered ...
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How to create charts and tables with Inkscape?

Inkscape doesn't seem to support charts or tables, so what's the best way to create a chart/table and import it into Inkscape? Excel 2013 unfortunately doesn't seem to support svg.
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Are zebra stripes on tables more effective than good spacing and visual contrast?

In old forms or webpages I often see a lot of zebra striping used on the tables because the way the table was designed it was difficult to see the rows and columns easily when you want to locate ...
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Help to obtain a professional table (using Latex)

Could you please show me how to improve the table below? In particular: 1) is it correct to put the "(%)", in the caption? Otherwise how could I point out that the numbers of the table are ...
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InDesign — Text Frame position within a table cell

Is there a way to set the position of the Text Frame within a table cell? I need some kind of anchor or margin for this. The names of the official holidays should be at the same position in every ...
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Sketch3 | Is it possible to create a text table?

Just a super simple text table... I'm fairly new to Sketch, and I'm sure I haven't cracked even a quarter of what can be done with the program. So I wasn't very surprised when I realized I have no ...
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ID CS6: Can I set an exact height for a cell style?

I am working in a table. I am creating cell styles for various kinds of cells. I want to create what is essentially a spacer cell (unless there's some way to create padding-above like in CSS :) ) ...
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Copying an excel multi line cell into an Indesign table

I'm creating a booklet with indesign and I am trying to copy data from an excel spreadsheet into an indesign table. I was given an excel spread sheet with the a list of peoples names, their titles and ...
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How do I color a table to look neutral?

This is a web table I'm working on!, What tweaks should I do to make it look neutral? This table is responsive as 2 columns will be displayed on a mobile device, 4 on a tablet and 6 on large ...
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Mobile Phone Design - Data Tables

Currently I am struggling a bit with how to show a lot of data properly and user friendly on a mobile device. On a website its easy to implement a table. You can show for example 7 columns. But ...
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Is there a way to style header rows only in InDesign CS6?

I'm currently making a bunch of tables in InDesign and for most of these i would like to have a header row using a brand colour. The tables currently look like this: And i would ideally like them ...
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How do you split table cells in Indesign(CC) independent of each row?

Using tables in indesign CC. If you split a row into multiple columns those columns run the entire height of the table - much like in HTML. Can you independently move the cells with the rows, outside ...
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OpenOffice table data merge into Indesign table (single page)

I need to import data into a table in InDesign (CS6). But i keep getting the same value in every single cell, what am i doing wrong? 1). I start by making a .csv file in OpenOffice with some test ...
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Avoiding Colour Optical Illusions in Tables

I have a table that I am using colors to highlight certain cells containing the repeated values. Cells with values that do not repeat are uncoloured. Because of illusionary effects, the cells that ...
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No break Type option too big for cell indesign

I'm creating a book in indesign cs5. I'm using a table to do a 2 column layout. When I set the block of copy to no break to get rid of all the hyphens in the cell, the type disappears. I try dragging ...
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Rounding numbers automatically in indesign

In indesign is it possible to automatically round numbers to x decimal places within a table?
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InDesign: Is there a way to set table cells at different angles to each other?

I'm trying to create a triangular table, and set my header cells at a 45 degree angle to the rest of the table. Like below (only less sloppy, of course). Is there an easy way to do this, or do I have ...
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What are some alternative layout options for product tables that have a lot of repetition?

I'm working on a print product catalogue where each product has all of its variations listed in tables. I've just encountered a product that has 120 unique sku's, which ends up spreading the table ...
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How to show a gradient within a style guide?

I'm building a new style guide for a sub-section of my company. I have most things listed and am working on the section talking about branding colors. My problem is that I've followed this design ...
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How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign?

How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign similarly to they way it works in Quark where the size can be changed by dragging a table point? I don't ...
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InDesign — leader dots in a table (not TOC!)

I'm making my first calendar (it will be an open source btw.) in Adobe InDesign CC. Is there a way to start the dotted Rule Above directly after the last character? At the moment I use large Left ...
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Could you please point out design inconsistencies in the picture that I have attatched?

Okay so first of all I am a developer and I donot have much idea about designing and all. Now it so happens that I have to fix design inconsistencies of the table that I have attatched below. I would ...
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How can I set InDesign top and bottom cell inset default values for Excel imported tables?

I need to import Excel tables into InDesign CS6. In order to get the text to be visible (no red dots indicating hidden text), I have to change the top and bottom Cell Insets within InDesign to zero ...
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Create a Table of Contents in Corel Draw?

Is there any way to create a table of contents for the catalog I am designing in Corel Draw X6 ?
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Managing strokes on inDesign multi-frame tables

found a bit of a stumper. I have a pretty large table that spreads over multiple pages. The problem: I can't separate the stroke at the bottom of the page 1 table from the one at the top of table 2. ...
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Disappearing section of long Table chain in Indesign

I just finished a 100 page report for a client of mine. Pages 55-99 are a long chain of tables that are connected page by page. I did this part of the report first, 6 weeks ago — it's been proofed ...
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Alternating fills for tables that overflow or thread into second frame / page

Question: How do I get the alternating fills to act appropriately when the table data threads, or overflows, into a second frame on another page? Context: I have a table with a good amount of ...
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Setting a pattern for a cell-background in Indesign using cell styles

I would like to set a patterned background (ex: hashed, spotted- effects that are easily done in Word) to some cells in a table in Indesign CS6. Even a gradient would do the trick, but I see the ...
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Exporting InDesign table to reflowable ePub

I am trying to export a test document from InDesign CC to ePub 2.0.1 (reflowable). The document looks like this in InDesign CC: However, when exported to ePub, it distorts to this: What am I ...
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Critique: how to show validation message in a tabular form

So basically my page looks as follows: It has a table (table 1) What I have to do is show a validation message which contains the following information in a tabular form (table 2) : Source ...
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Trouble zebra striping a table with children with CSS

I have a problem where I can't decide how best to zebra stripe my tree with css. The problem arises because when you click on a node in the tree, its children will become hidden, but still count ...
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How to import a Microsoft table into InDesign without editing?

I am creating a wine portfolio in InDesign and have been given an Excel .doc file with various columns filled with data (name, description, country of origin) and want to know the quickest way to ...
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Alter text alignement in multiple tables - Indesign

I Need to alter the alignment in multiple tables in indesign, but i don't won't to do it one by one (selecting all cells and then changing the alignment) since I have around 100 tables in my indesign ...
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Need to construct Tables With Column Headings Printed Sideways [closed]

Constructing a table with column headings printed sideways seems like it would be a standard option with any software that can produce tables. Yet I have not been able to find such an animal ...