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  1. Table continuation variable

    We need real table continuation variables, just like in FrameMaker.

    3 votes
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  2. Easier conversion of tables from Word to InDesign

    I would love to be able to copy and paste cells exactly as they are in MS Word and MS Excel into a formatted InDesign table. Unfortunately, if there is a hard return in one of the cells in MS, then InDesign reads it as a new cell so you have to copy cell by cell.

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  3. I want to be able to select multiple rows, but want to be able to select rows that are not next to each other. They maybe have one or two ro

    I want to be able to select multiple rows, but want to be able to select rows that are not next to each other. They maybe have one or two rows.

    3 votes
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  4. concatenate text in table cells and make it flow automatically like normal text areas

    concatenate text in table cells and make it flow automatically like normal text areas

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  5. Repeat header and footer options wanted as part of table styles

    The "repeat header" and "repeat footer" settings can not be set on a table style.
    I'd like to be able to adjust the way table headers and footers repeats from within a table style (including a new "no repeat" option).

    3 votes
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  6. Automatically create multiple same-sized columns within table cells

    Split table cell into multiple equally-sized columns (automatically)

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  7. Link OS Work Documents

    Currently only supports linking to Excel docs for Tables which also loses all table formatting and Header ID. This feature is in need of an update overall and inclusion of the Mac programs would be very helpful.

    3 votes
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  8. Hide table rows and columns

    I would like the ability to hide table rows and columns, like can be done in Excel.

    Even better than hiding them would be the ability to apply conditional text to specific rows or columns. Right now, if I need to hide a row, I have to cut it and paste it onto the pasteboard, then when I need it, I have to go back into the table and try to reinsert it.

    2 votes
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  9. Auto resize table when adding/removing column

    Toggle an option so that when adding or removing a column in a table the column widths are restored to the total width. Now when adding or removing a column i have to manualy resize the columns until i can use 'Distribute Columns Evenly' and fill up the entire textbox again.

    It also would be useful to just click 'auto resize' to equaly fill up the textbox by resizing the table.

    2 votes
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  10. Opacity of a table and cell fill color.

    The ability to adjust the opacity of a table/cell fill color. This is important for when pages have a background image, color or graphic.

    2 votes
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  11. Attach paragraph/character style to a table cell definition

    I think that it would be really useful if you could attach a paragraph or character style to the definition of a table's cell. So if I choose Table Header Cell Style it immediately responds with the correct typeface, shading etc. At the moment, I then have to apply a paragraph style once I have chosen a cell style. Which seems unnecessary

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  12. Table numbering and easier cross-reference/text anchor setup in tables

    It would be nice to be able to automatically number a specific row by just pressing a button, instead of using the "End Nested Style Here" command and copying/pasting in the following rows. It would also be nice if the corresponding column would read the number and be able to set up a text anchor for a paragraph number cross-reference.

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  13. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. Paste single or multiple cells without formatting

    Paste single or multiple cells without formatting

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  15. Hyphenation

    I'm working on a huge table and as far as I can see, there's no way to select every cell and just turn off hyphenation. For some reason half the options with editing text formatting just aren't available for text in tables. You can turn off hyphenation if you go one cell at a time, but this isn't really feasible all the time.

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  16. Table appearances preview

    When changing the appearance of a table you have to highlight the table which is in Black. So when you want to preview the changes you cannot see what changes you have made.

    2 votes
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  17. Converting text to outline from Tables

    Convert text to outline in tables.
    Once i convert text from tables, text become a outline and split from table, same time tables are repeated again. It's give me a problem when i working no of pages only tables. My printers always asking convert the text to outline.

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  18. Need a Tab with GREP/Style Change setting instead of just decimal

    SHORT DESCRIPTION: A new type of tab which will accept multiple align characters in a GREP-like statement and/or align on a style change.

    The video provides a longer description. In tables involving figures and footnotes, a decimal tab is often not enough. What if the footnote is a number, or the footnote is surrounded by parenthesis? These are things which our clients specify for tables in the financial reporting industry, but apply to other industries as well.

    If we could specify multiple characters to align upon, in a GREP-like "or" statement, that would help. Or the ability to align on…

    2 votes
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  19. Strokes > Content

    I have to make sell sheets for work in InDesign semi-regularly, with one column being designated for product images. Having a way for strokes to be rendered over images would be great. Only way I’ve found of circumventing it has been to set the images to the Multiply style so the stroke can show through.

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  20. Alternating table headers

    Allow an an every other page option when you only need a header on the even side (left) of a table in a spread.

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