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Icon thats visualizes a 'custom' sort order

Here's a few ideas I had... Indicate that items can be dragged with a pointer: Show items of different sizes asequentially ordered: Use random letters instead of A & Z: Use a wavy line:
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How to show a gradient within a style guide?

They did a nice job with this solution I think: https://angel.co/projects/277264-zeguro-style-guide-brand-design It's clean but gets the point across.
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Rounded corners on table cells

Yes, sort of. You can place a textbox inside the table and round that. The technique is a bit tedious but I'm sure somebody has written a script to manage this, if not one could be made. Image 1: ...
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InDesign: how to adjust table spacing

You need to study this part of the ID interface, especially the "Cell Height" (which forces your rows to be taller) and "Top/Bottom Cell Insets" (same result, but by increasing ...
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Setting text in a grid, neatly

As I said it hard to do that task using Acrobat Illustrator so I suggest to do it using Indesign. before I begin I have to apologize of making a long solution and for not doing all the step... some ...
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Icon thats visualizes a 'custom' sort order

Perhaps replace the floppy disk icon with a set of curly braces {} to represent a user-defined script. Or alternatively replace it with a few radio buttons and/or checkboxes in mixed states.
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Indesign, table: How to horizontally align text and object in table cell

Select the graphic using the Selection Tool and choose Object > Anchored Object > Options... and adjust the Y offset... or... Select the object as text using the Type Tool, and adjust the ...
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InDesign: any way to set up document so client can edit content?

No, you cannot lock formatting and keep raw data unlocked in InDesign. Some alternatives: InCopy is able to allow limited access to INDD files, assuming your client is willing to learn another ...
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Should tables use colons or not?

In my opinion... remove them all! The use of a table implies some specific usage of headers, columns and rows. Any punctuation like : or . is irrelevant on this context. So play with the spacing, ...
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How to create charts and tables with Inkscape?

Here's simple way to create table in Inkscape.... First, create rectangle with desired dimension. Then, underMenu>Edit choose Clone,then forward to Create tiled clones. Here you can set number of ...
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InDesign: paragraph style changes when I add rows to a table

Without looking at the file itself, my best guess is that you have a trailing whitespace at the end of the cell, which has the mentioned formatting applied to it. When inserting new row(s) in table, ...
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Help to obtain a professional table (using Latex)

First of all, check if there are any preferred style guides you should be following. If there are, there should be guidelines for the use of tables and units etc. With regards to the units—I don't ...
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How to justify table size across pages in Indesign?

There is a field width, if you select the columns. This field is by default an "at least" dimension. Means, that you can scale things manually and InDesign will adapt. If you change that field to "...
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In InDesign, is it possible to make tables flow to new pages as you insert more tables?

Definitely possible, you just need to make sure your entire content runs as linked (threaded) text frames, then each time a new table is needed just insert that into the same multi-page text frame ...
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How to create editable tables in Adobe Illustrator?

Illustrator is just not built for the volume of tables and formatting you need. Better look at InDesign for this: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/creating-tables.html
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How to visualize large assignment table in a static graphic?

What about using colors? Or at least some shades. Or something like the old "jumpers" diagrams.
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How to visualize large assignment table in a static graphic?

What I think you are describing is what is commonly and very generally called DIP Switches (Dual Inline Package). You can search info on those. They can have just 2 positions (binary- on or off) or 3 ...
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How can the height (or width) of an entire table be changed in one motion/keystroke in Indesign?

Resize tables the same way you would any other object. You can scale the entire table, by holding down Shift (as I have done), or you can adjust the height and width independently. Use your ...
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Help to obtain a professional table (using Latex)

You asked: is it correct to put the "(%)", in the caption? Otherwise how could I point out that the numbers of the table are percentages? is it correct to put the additional column header before the ...
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Autoflow images in InDesign table

There are quite a few ways to go about this. Each has it's own strengths and weaknesses. Here are the three that best meet your needs as I understand them in order of likelihood. Data Merge (vanilla) ...
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Dealing with a lot of repetition in data table

If they are often grouped, then using some indication that this is all the same and only printing the label on the first one could work, would take some handy coding though. The other option that ...
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Should tables use colons or not?

After years working in the corporate field and facing countless similar tables, my advice is you remove all the colons and your "property" column head. People are used to reading tables without the ...
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Should tables use colons or not?

The colons add nothing and may confuse, as they draw the reader's eye rightwards (which is partly why it looks like 'Property' governs 'UK'). I would rarely use colons in a table, if at all - ...
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How to pad list with periods in InDesign?

Insert a TAB character after each list element Select all your list elements and open up the Tabs window as seen below (CTRL+SHIFT+T) Insert a tab marker at the end of the line, make it right aligned ...
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Automatically apply table cell style based on whether the cell is empty or has content

You nearly got it right. - You need to loop the cells of the table with an iterator. - Also while(len-->0) is not a JavaScript expression. - To apply a style you need to assign it. See the code ...
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Setting text in a grid, neatly

@hsawires has provided a GREAT tutorial in using InDesign tables for setting up type in grids in InDesign. I just wanted to piggyback on that answer and say that I have always found it much simpler ...
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InDesign: how to edit table text, cells and rows all at once?

In addition to @Lucian's answer... you can use Table and Cell Styles as well. Configure 1 table how you want it to look. Set the type sizes, fonts, colors, borders, headers, footers, etc. Save the ...
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InDesign: Prevent table headers from repeating

Set the Header Rows to 0. Then manually adjust the first row of the table to appear like the header you want. In short.. do not use the "header row" function for the table. It's entire function is ...
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