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  1. Option to split table rows across pages

    Lord please, if you're up there, answer our INDD prayers and make this a feature. A LOT of tables have rows with more content than can be held in a single page or bottom of a page. It's impossible to layout a continuous book or brochure if I can't get the table text to split - it doesn't have to be the default, but give me the option - please, please. WORD does this, be better than Word!!

    278 votes
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  3. round corners on tables

    External round corners on tables

    62 votes
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  4. Real table footnotes (different from CC2019)

    Since CC2019 the user is able to add footnotes inside a table. Such notes are added at the bottom, of the textbox. This behavior does not fit to many needs of designer how need real table footnotes.

    So what is the difference?
    Real table footnotes stick to the content of the table.
    In this case the note gives some additional information to the table specific content.
    Therefore each table should have an own mechanism of numbering that does not mix up with the document footnotes numbering. Additionally the position of table footnotes is most often at the end of the…

    31 votes
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  5. Need option for auto-fit in table cell style

    When I reduce the text size in table, the rows height not fit automatically and its manual work to fit the each row for whole table. It's make easier if we have option to fit the cell height automatically based on content like Object style "Auto-Size"option.

    32 votes
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  6. Add row/column dimensions to table styles

    When a document includes multiple similar tables, I would like to be able to quickly set them up to have the same column widths for better consistency. Adding this kind of information to styles seems the most logical place for it.

    25 votes
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  7. Opacity of a cell fill

    There needs to be an option to control the opacity of a cell fill.
    The only option now is to go to cell options > Strokes & Fill and change the tint, but the effect is not the same as opacity (that will apply only the fill and not the text in the cell).
    Thank you

    24 votes
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  8. Continued table subheaders (and headers)

    1. Our main need is a way to specify "subheader" rows which will repeat after the main header at the top of each page. In the screenshot, "Bank of America" with gray shading and "Canadian region" are both examples of subheader categories which appeared previously in the table. We need them to continue to appear as a subheader row, underneath the main header, with an option to add text (in this example, "cont."). Note we need the ability to style the additional text.

    A GREP style which could be used on the subheader row would be even better, as sometimes…

    23 votes
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  9. Table Summary Option as per Word and other apps

    Could you add a tab in the ‘Table Options’ dialog window when selecting a table. This tab called Table Summary would be a field that allows you to add a brief description on what the table is about. The information would then carry over to a PDF when you export it.

    An accessibility check on the PDF without a table summary produces a warning. Whilst tables summaries are not compulsory for accessibility, in order to get 100% compliance (green tick), tables summaries need to be added which Microsoft Word and other programs seem to do whereas Adobe Indesign does not.

    20 votes
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  10. GREP code table

    Make a GREP code for table in Find/Change box dialogue

    20 votes
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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi All,

    Can you explain how this would be used, is the end goal to find a some stuff restricting the search to Tables, or is it something else. It would really help if you can share how you plan to use this new GREP code for tables.

    Thanks
    Javed

  11. Enable slanted headers in tables

    Right now, in order to create a "slanted" header for tables (see attached graphic) you either have to create a separate table and slant the entire object, or create a slanted effect by using lines and text boxes. It would be great if there was an option to slant the entire row of text in a table.

    18 votes
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  12. Table Cell Strokes

    It is something of a chore to select individual strokes in Window 'Cell Options' – Tab 'Strokes & Fills'.
    … you need to align exactly the cursor's hotspot (to the pixel) on the stroke you wish to select or deselect… and often need to click a few times if you're slightly off. I often need to have, let's say all horizontal strokes selected in a table… so I have to deselect all vertical strokes.

    Currently, we can double-clic to select, say the outside borders, or the inside.
    But it would be nice to have buttons that would:
    - select/deselect all…

    16 votes
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  13. Split & Span Text Box functionality inside Table Cells

    Split & Span Text Box functionality inside Table Cells, so you can create multiple text columns within an individual cell

    16 votes
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  14. Add the possibility to set cell/line/row height and width in tableformats

    We have a lot of tables in our brochures which have to fit in the grid.

    It would save a lot of time if I could set, at least, the height of a line as a standard in the table format.

    At the moment I have select every table and enter the value. If cells are connected in a row, you have to disconnect them to set the height value. Not very comfortable.

    14 votes
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  15. Request for data merge to support table generation

    Currently, data merge can generate pages from a master, but it cannot generate tables. This would be a highly useful feature. My designs use a lot of tables that recur with different data.

    12 votes
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  16. Continuous tables with a secondary header

    Where tables with assigned headers and footers need to continue to have headers and footers on subsequent pages when threading, the actual header text is rarely used for any part of the table but the first page of it. Why is there not an option for a secondary header for continued tables? Keep it the same style for the headers, but allow it to be set and editable. It is such a common need, and publication designers are forced to use an inefficient workaround. Please add this "secondary header" option when creating table headers and footers. Thank you.

    12 votes
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  17. Table borders when a table runs over more than one page

    When a table runs over more than one page, the border at the bottom of the table is missing on every page except the last.

    You have to make a cellformat to correct this.

    It causes errors and doble work if you forget to remove the cellformat when the pageflow with the table changes.

    12 votes
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  18. Table Formulas

    It would be nice if Tables could handle simple mathematical formulas. Some information changes year to year, and manually updating it gets pretty monotonous.

    11 votes
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  19. Improving table styles

    Problems in the development of tables
    Currently we have some drawbacks when it comes to automating as much as possible the application of the tables by using "table styles", this is because our tables have 4 different sectors (hotrizontals), unlike the possibility that Indesign offers only 3 types of rows "header rows", "footers rows" and "text rows". This, for the moment, we solve it in the following way: once we apply the style of table, we select the rows that we want to change and we apply by hand the "cell style".
    One possible solution is that the "style of…

    11 votes
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  20. No repeat option wanted for headers and footers in table options

    When you've got headers and footers in tables, there is no way to prevent them from repeating at all.

    There are currently three options in InDesign Table Options:
    1. Every Text Column
    2. Once per Frame
    3. Once per Page

    I'd like to see an option for "NONE" or "NO REPEAT".

    I can also think of "Once per Spread" as a valid setting, but NONE is the most important, since the current solution is to convert the headers to body rows, and that destroys the information about the header rows actually being headers.

    11 votes
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