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Questions tagged [tables]

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

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In InDesign, is it possible to make tables flow to new pages as you insert more tables?

I have a multi-page document with lots of separate tables on each page. I want to be able to insert new tables into the middle of a page, so that the tables below it are then 'pushed' onto the next ...
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What do you call this specific table design?

Look at the pictures - Does this type of hierarchical list or table, where you start reading it from the left and the data become more and more narrow, have a common name?
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Keyboard Shortcut to select Table Bounding Box - InDesign

I've been searching online for the keyboard shortcut to select a table's bounding box (container, if you will) but have found nothing. With a text box, if you are editing text within the said text box ...
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What are efficient, responsive and accessible workflows to create data tables?

I will soon have to design several data tables collecting text data to compare different tech services. I am therefore wondering what the best practices to make data tables are today. They don't ...
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Best separator between key and description in a text-only legend

What is the optimal kind of separator in a legend to use between a key and description? For example, in this specific case: A001 - Description for A001, A002 - Description for A002, A003 - ...
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Workflow for users to advance-add things to a table

Attached is a quick sketch of a table idea I’m trying to improve. Ignore the naming conventions. Above the table are dropdowns to select an apple or an orange. The user also has the option to add a ...
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Maintaining InDesign formatting when updating a linked Excel file

I have a table that I've imported into InDesign with the 'unformatted table' box checked. I was of the understanding that this imported text only so that if I make a change to the text value only, it ...
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InDesign: Hyperlink an entire cell in tables

Can InDesign make hyperlinks specifically to a table cell, so that link appears as soon as you hover on a cell before reaching the text in a cell?
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Using next style in InDesign table cells

One of the coolest features that InDesign incorporated, Imho, is the next style (in paragraph styles). Nevertheless, I came across an issue where I'm not sure if my process is wrong, a glitch, or a ...
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Best Data Visualization Technique for real time tabular data?

I need some guidance with the following problem- I have a table of huge data which looks somewhat like the diagram below: The folders contain the number of files present in the folder and the values ...
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How can I use character styles in my table?

[character styles only visible[]1 when just type in one cell highlighted][2cell styles panel only[]2I would like to highlight an entire column or row and apply a Character style to that row or column ...
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Automatic height form/table with Sketch

Is it possible to create a form or a table that is height automatic with Sketch? Like when we write text the text box expands down and expands the rest of the form or table. I'm trying to do that ...
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How to justify table size across pages in Indesign?

Above is what my table looks like and it spans over a few pages. It's a single table that I have broken across multiple pages. The problem is, the table parts on all pages are of different heights and ...
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Add git log as table to InDesign Document

I use Indesign CC as last step in document processing. The source is written in markdown and converted via pandoc to an InCopy-Document which gets linked to a text frame in InDesign. The whole ...
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Remove vertical lines in table in coreldraw

I'm creating a sign up list in coreldraw, it's a table with 3 columns and 15 rows. How do I remove the vertical lines in the table while keeping only the horizontal lines?
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Corel Draw X8 text in table wrong direction?

I'm using Corel Draw X8 and I want to create a table with 3 columns and a bunch of rows. But as soon as I click inside the table, as well as when I type something in any of the table cells, the text ...
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InDesign: How to make a dynamic and editable table grid template? (not fixed form!)

I need to make a template document in InDesign that contains mostly a 3-column table showing different data separated by horizontal lines. The vertical structure will stay the same. The document will ...
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InDesign: Prevent table headers from repeating

I have a long table that breaks across multiple pages. It has a header which I only want to appear once at the beginning of the table. But InDesign is adding the header at the top of every page when ...
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Create a simple table with some annotations (Inkscape?)

I am completely new into this area. I want to draw some figures similar with this: For the tasks I am using Inkscape but I am open to suggestions if there is any other tool more suitable/user ...
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Indesign: table borders when spanning across pages

When a table with a border but no internal row strokes breaks across pages, is there any way to automatically put a stroke below the last row before the break? Otherwise the table has borders on three ...
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InDesign: any way to set up document so client can edit content?

I'm creating a brochure for a client which has a table in it. The client will need to change the content in the table in the future. Is there a way to set up the project so that only the information ...
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Designing a form in InDesign, table or other method

I've been tasked with creating a form/report for a client. The client provided a printed example with the fields they require and the start of a layout which I was to amend. The final design was to be ...
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How to insert a long table in main text frame to break and re-flow to the next page

I'm working on a file where I have a fairly long table. Because the table is long, it needs to reflow to the next page. I know how to specify the top cell as a header so when it's cut short, the ...
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InDesign: how to adjust table spacing

Is there a way to define how big the distance betweeen text and table grids in InDesign is? Right now my table looks kind of crammed with the text so close to its cell borders.
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InDesign: how to edit table text, cells and rows all at once?

My client created his book using Microsoft Word. He's sent me the file and I've placed it into InDesign in order to make it look beautiful and more pleasing to read. Everything went on well, except ...
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InDesign: table headers on the left instead of top

I need for my table to run horizontally, not vertically. In other words, I would like to have the header on the left-hand side, rather than on the top. I am working in InDesign CS6.
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Setting text in a grid, neatly

Look at a Yahtzee printed scorecard. I want to make a page with foreign language translations of the description column and notes/explanations, that lines up exactly with the official sheet and ...
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How to pad list with periods in InDesign?

I've got a text block in InDesign, it's a list, and I'd like to pad the list with periods (to the right of the list elements), so that the padding terminates at the right edge of the text box. How can ...
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Automatically apply table cell style based on whether the cell is empty or has content

I have a document that is frequently modified with a lot of tables. There are two table cell styles used in the document. One is used when a cell is empty; the other is used when it is not empty. ...
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InDesign: how to get table correctly aligned on master page

Working on a magazine in InDesign that is 204mm wide x 279mm high. I have a header which reads: TEL: 555 123 456 YOUR FREE WEEKLY MAGAZINE 18th - 24th November 2016 (edited since in screenshot) as a ...
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Export PDF to Word - Table issues

I have created a document in Indesign, saved it as a PDF (Interactive - RGB) and exported the PDF as a word document. However after exporting as a Word Doc one of the table cells has resized. It only ...
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Dealing with a lot of repetition in data table

I have a table where a lot data is repeated (see the competition, players and date columns). The endless rows of the same stuff draws the eye and makes it seem like the most important thing in the ...
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Should tables use colons or not?

Trying to clean up the table below. Which colons should I use and which do I need to remove? Keep the red, remove the blue or go for blue and remove red? What about the yellow ones? Or do not use any ...
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Can't drag and drop cells in InDesign table

So I've spent way too much time searching on this one. I can't seem to drag and drop the text of one cell to another. I want to move what I have in my table from column 1 into column 2. Simple yet ...
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Autoflow images in InDesign table

Is there a way to insert multiple images at once in a InDesign table column (each image being assigned its own cell) , just like you would "autoflow" text in a text box? This also implies that new ...
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Vertical aligment for numbers in table with also (long) text colums

I have a table with the first column containing a (sometimes multi-row) description and the second a number. Which is the best vertical alignment for the number? Top: centered: or bottom: ?
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InDesign - Paragraph styles apply different settings

I have a file with no styles. I create different styles for later use based on the text (mark text and create paragraph, character or table styles). But the styles are different when applied. Here ...
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Format numbers in an Indesign table similar to Excel

I'm working on a document that has a small pricing table in it and I'd like to know if there is a way to set my table cells to automatically format my numbers the same way that Microsoft Excel does: ...
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Rounded corners on table cells

I'm pretty sure the answer to this is 'no' but I'll ask it nevertheless. I'm designing a form in InDesign (the kind of thing you might get from a bank, a big light grey box, with white spaces to ...
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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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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: paragraph style changes when I add rows to a table

When I add rows to a table in InDesign, the paragraph style changes and adds "+" to the paragraph style name. My text then changes color (from black to blue) and a yellow highlight is added. I have ...
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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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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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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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Why should lines be avoided in tables?

I read some books about typography and design. They all recommended to avoid lines in tables, and instead to make use of spacing. I found that reasonable and adhered henceforth to those rules. ...
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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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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 anywhere....
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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 displays....