[character styles only visible1 when just type in one cell highlighted][2cell styles panel only2I would like to highlight an entire column or row and apply a Character style to that row or column but I cannot. I tried cell styles and cannot get font attributes to be applied? I think I know so much and realize I hardly know anything about indesign yet work in it everyday. Example first COLUMN I have a different color and style font from all other columns except for one.
Apparently you are expecting the Control Bar to show both cell and character styles. It doesn't if you are working on a table. If working on a table the control bar shows cell and table styles rather than paragraph and character styles.
You need to actually open the Character Styles Panel via
Window > Styles > Character Styles.
From the Character Styles Panel you can assign the character style to the entire column. You merely can't assign character styles via the control bar if you are working on a table. The Control Bar is meant to be a shortcut to commonly used options and not a path to each and every option possible.