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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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…

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Allow linked excel table to thread inside text thread

    Its possible to insert linked excel table in text. But in this case table doesnt thread to the next page when it is long. From the othe side it`s possible to insert linked excel table as new story (as separate frame).In this case table threading is OK.But in this case you have to look for continuity of your document because there is no possibility to glue frames of text and tables to each other to provide continuity.

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  8. Rotated Text in tables

    I would like the ability to have rotated text in tables, like we can already do in Word.

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  9. Fit Tables to Frame

    Sometimes you just know how exactly a table should look, so a table that would just fill the frame you just created would just make sense. A way to resize the table without distorting its content or anything else would be a nice improvement to.

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  10. Auto-fit column width in tables

    Add a feature for tables such as that in Excel (Home > Format > AutoFit Column Width). The "at least" feature for row height is great, but we need something for the width too! A command that resizes the selected column(s) to fit the longest line of text in that column of the table. Bonus: Any leftover space in the table width could be distributed between all columns automatically, or in one chosen column.

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  11. Convert Table to Form

    Should be a simple way to tell InDesign (and later Acrobat) that a table is a form.

    Column A are the Field names, column B are the blank fields. No field recognition necessary, just spreadsheet logic. Even a dialog where you define which rows/columns are what would be a huge boost.

    Would save 3 headaches: 1) not knowing if Acrobat will recognize the fields, 2) renaming each field 1-by-1, and 3) setting the text formatting 1-by-1 (Acrobat can batch this but InDesign can't).

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  12. Faster Form Field Workflow - Batch Editing, Fields List Panel, Faster Renaming

    Need the ability to select multiple form fields to edit their input appearance in batch. Bare minimum we need a list of fields in a panel, similar to Acrobat.

    Couldn't get Acrobat to recognize table fields in a form I made with InDesign, so I converted the cells to graphic cells and made them text form fields. But then I could only select one at a time to edit their names, choose font, etc.

    Working on forms with a lot of fields takes a lot of clicks as it stands now. A panel with all fields would allow faster renaming…

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  13. "Split Column" within a table cell

    I'd like to be able to use the "Split Column" feature within a table cell. I can do a work around sometimes by creating an extra column and making the middle line invisible, but when I've got three columns above one merged cell, I can't get things centered.

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  14. Repeat Table header?Skip the first row of the first table instead of the whole header of the first page

    Duplicate header, there is an error.

    Can I skip the first line of the header instead of the whole header.

    What's the point of skipping the whole header on the first page?

    My header has two lines. I skip the first line on the first page, which is more useful. How to operate?

    David Blatner used a method, helpless, no real perfect solution.

    Adobe needs to improve.

    Skip the first row of the first table instead of the whole header of the first page
    https://creativepro.com/continued-heading-table/

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    This is indeed one of the most ideal situation and details, https://indesign.uservoice.com/ have led me here thou.

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  16. Decrease row height and Column width on tables

    Hey adobe, what's with the 1.058mm? Can we make please make it .5mm or 1mm. Thank you

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  17. Show us table and cell options in the Properties panel!

    Make table formatting easier and show Table and Cell options, when selected, in the Properties panel.

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  18. set variable horizontal alignement in tables

    Hi,

    there's a feature that surprisingly doesn't exist in indesign.

    1. It is impossible to set the horizontal alignement of the first column of table like in word.. The problem is that I have to set it only in paragraph style (right align of text) and force the paragraphs in the first column to be left aligned AND each time I change the paragraph style (what can happens a lot with some clients), the paragraph in the first column is set back to right align.

    2. We should be able to set the alignement of the first column directly in table style…

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  19. Apply more than one cell style to a cell

    With more complex tables, such as those for financial reports, the number of cell styles required becomes very slow to work with.

    This is because you may want one column in one colour, another in a different colour, but then a row stroke cuts across all the columns.

    At the moment, InDesign only allows you to have one cell style applied per cell. This means that when you've styled your table using one cell style, e.g. a colour, when you then add the other cell style for a row stroke, it will override the first cell style.

    You then have…

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  20. Table border selection

    When adjusting specific table border edges, targeting particular edges would be made faster if you could option-click on a line to select that line only and de-select all the other edges.

    Currently you have de-select all the other edges individually.

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