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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!!

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      38 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      22 votes
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      • Table numbering for multipage tables

        Need to repeat table numbering on every page of very long tables.

        The publisher requires this type of table layout. The last page of the table should begin with the line "End of Table 1.1", all pages, starting from the second and up to the penultimate page should begin with the line "Continuation of Table 1.1". Now we have to do this by inserting an additional text frame on each page with a long table or an additional master page, but in the case of moving tables, we have to spend a lot of extra time

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            33 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • round corners on tables

            External round corners on tables

            55 votes
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            • BETTER TABLE CONTROL FEATURES!!!!

              this!!! Complete overhaul to tables in InDesign !!!!! https://forums.adobe.com/message/10898726

              IT IS SO ON THE MONEY and I am sure there are other great suggestions here, but seriously indesign tables are pathetic

              right now I am especially vexed by this fact that Joe Jacob writes:
              "Why is it that the total width/height of a table cannot be constrained to the size of the bounding box it's in? Why, when the table exceeds these limits, does a column or row just disappear? "

              "Why am I left just eyeballing it to make sure my table is neat and evenly spaced out? Why…

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              • Table borders proxy: add "all"/"none" quick-select control; increase contrast of lines

                To speed up formatting table borders, add a control in or near the proxy control (where you click on lines to select or deselect corresponding borders of the selected table region) to enable quickly selecting all of the borders or none of the borders.

                Also, increase the contrast between the blue and gray colors used for the proxy lines as it is sometimes hard to tell the difference between them. Currently their values are almost identical (appx 60% black). Suggest lightening up the gray "unselected" color to 25-30% black.

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                • Table Cell Background Image

                  It would be really helpful if we could use an image as a background inside a table cell.

                  Or even just improve the ability to insert an image directly into a table cell, making the actual cell boundary function as the graphic frame.

                  Currently we can only paste a graphic frame into a cell as an anchored object, which is very cumbersome to align and position with all the levels of nesting involved.

                  7 votes
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                  • transparent table strokes

                    Currently, when we want to make transparent gaps between cells, we have to do very complicated workarounds like extra empty cells doing the job of transparent strokes, which makes the table very inflexible.

                    It would be very good if it was possible to make cell strokes transparent. Another option could possibly be to add a cell gap property to tables, like we have in HTML - this gap would always be transparent.

                    A third option would be if transparency could be made to work on tables, like it does on all frames. Then we could, for instance, set a white…

                    7 votes
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                    • Quick change of tables column width and row height

                      Please give us the ability to set column width and row height of a table in one step.

                      Today I only can change one table column after the other if I want different column width. The same is true for table rows if I want different row height as well.

                      With the script (AutoColumn) from Gerald Singelmann it’s possible to change at least all column width in one step. I didn’t found a script for row height till today.

                      I attached a video (AutoColumn.mov.zip) where I demo the script and perhaps this explains it a little bit better.
                      You can…

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                      • Quick change of tables column width and row height

                        Please give us the ability to set column width and row height of a table in one step.

                        Today I only can change one table column after the other if I want different column width. The same is true for table rows if I want different row height as well.

                        With the script (AutoColumn) from Gerald Singelmann it’s possible to change at least all column width in one step. I didn’t found a script for row height till today.

                        I attached a video (AutoColumn.mov.zip) where I demo the script and perhaps this explains it a little bit better.
                        I attached…

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                        • Quick change of tables column width and row height

                          Please give us the ability to set column width and row height of a table in one step.

                          Today I only can change one table column after the other if I want different column width. The same is true for table rows if I want different row height as well.

                          With the script (AutoColumn) from Gerald Singelmann it’s possible to change at least all column width in one step. I didn’t found a script for row height till today.

                          I attached a video (AutoColumn.mov.zip) where I demo the script and perhaps this explains it a little bit better.
                          I attached…

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                          • Table Columns "at least" widths

                            You can give an 'at least' heights on a table cells, I would liked to see this option to be able on the width of table columns

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                            • 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.

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                              • Table cell stroke missing (once save to IDML)

                                2019 indesign bug: When I save as an IDML version for our client, the table cell has a missing 'stroke/baseline for all the pages.

                                Please see comparison of 2019 and IDML version.

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                                • tables calculations

                                  Hello
                                  Please add the use of mathematics (collection - subtraction - multiplication ...) in the tables without reference to other programs such as Excel, this is needed when designing the examination schedules for schools, to count the final grades of students, and you Muna very thankful

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                                  • Allow alternating row fills AND column fills in table styles

                                    Currently, there is no automatic way to have a table with alternating row fills AND alternating column fills; the table settings will only allow you to set one or the other, and you must manually change the colors of the rows (if you set columns to alternate in the style) or columns (if you set rows to alternate in the style) from there.

                                    It would be nice if we could set BOTH columns and rows to have alternate fills. For example:

                                    You have a table with five columns, ten rows. You tell every other column to be 100% Magenta. You…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Paste single or multiple cells without formatting

                                        Paste single or multiple cells without formatting

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                                        • 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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