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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    13 votes

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  3. 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

    74 votes

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  4. Tables & Graphs

    I would love to have a new tab added in InDesign where you sort of had pre-made templates for graphs and tables and then could modify as needed once inserted into the document. I create many documents that often call for tables and graphs and have to start from scratch and spend sometimes hours perfecting it. It would save so much time to not only have pre-made templates, but also templates we could create ourselves and save and re-insert and populate with new data. And I'd like to have pie charts and other graphs in a similar fashion as well.

    8 votes

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  5. Tables with footers across pages don't adjust when deleting rows

    Tables with footers across pages don't adjust when row is deleted. The row below the one deleted should move up and replace the space, but the whole table shortens with the footer and the next row stays on the next page. Just spent 2 hours setting this up and now have to go back and manually lay everything out.. Tables also disappear on subsequent pages. Bugs in both 2017 and 2018.

    1 vote

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  6. round corners on tables

    External round corners on tables

    147 votes

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  7. 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…

    26 votes

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  8. 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.

    16 votes

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  9. Automatically create multiple same-sized columns within table cells

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

    3 votes

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  10. Linking to Excel files

    It would be nice if one could link to an Excel file during placement rather than having to change the preferences on and off.

    Also, it would be nice if InDesign remembered how many rows were marked as header rows when updating linked files.

    8 votes

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  11. 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.

    2 votes

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  12. Auto update the Table of Contents when saving or PDF'ing

    Currently you have to REMEMBER to update your TOC before you export to a final PDF (or before a final print). It would be helpful if it updated automatically upon saving or maybe include it as an option in the Adobe PDF presets, checked by default together with "View PDF after exporting" etc.

    30 votes

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  13. 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.

    54 votes

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  14. Tabelle, Teabellenformate, Tabellenzellen

    Die Funktionen Tabelle, Tabellenformate und Tabellenzellen sollten in der Gesamtheit überarbeitet werden. Wir arbeiten viel mit Tabellen, die lang und kompliziert sind.
    Es entstehen immer wieder viele unvorhersehbare Effekte.
    Tabellenoptionen funktionieren nicht zuverlässig, z. B. Spaltenlinien in der Vordergrund.
    Linien kommen und gehen in Farben die wir nicht zugewiesen haben, wenn Zeilen oder Spalten eingefügt werden.
    Zellenformate sind für uns leider nicht nutzbar.
    Wünschenwert ist auch die Eingabe von Formeln, z. B. die Formel schreiben oder auch Berechnungen durchführen lassen.
    Die Kleinansicht der Rahmen und Linien springt bei Markierungen von anderen Tabellen um, was ziemlich lästig ist.
    Wenn man mit…

    5 votes

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  15. 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.

    21 votes

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  16. 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

    32 votes

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  17. Discontiguous selection of rows and columns

    Being able to select rows and columns that are not adjacent to one another would useful to me. For example, one would like to select columns 1 to 3 and 5 to 7, leaving column 4 unselected.

    Often I need to adjust the width of some columns or the height of some rows, leaving others in the middle of the table unadjusted. One instance is when I use a blank column or row to separate groups of data; another is when several discontiguous columns have much longer labels than other columns.

    14 votes

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  18. 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.

    14 votes

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  19. Limiting table row height limit

    Hi, I always encounter this in InDesign. The table row has height limit and would not allow me to adjust it further for longer contents. My workaround is to use shape made as a content holder. (see attached file)

    4 votes

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  20. Different number of columns per row and independent width

    Option to have different number of columns per row without always using split/merge and option to set different widths per column
    (e.g. one row with 3 columns, row below with 5 columns, etc)

    5 votes

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