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  1. 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)

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  2. 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)

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  3. improve auto height row tables

    Ability to put short height size empty cell and auto cell height for cell with text

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  4. Apply controlable gradients within table rows, coloums and cells.

    Is it possible to have easily adjustable gradient fills in rows, coloums and cells within Indesign tables?

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  5. Graphic and text in same cell(s) or table

    I can't see how to do it presently but it would be great to be able to put both a graphic and text placed over it in the same cell, or a number of cells or the entire table. RIght now it appears to be an either/or choice. I have anchored an image to a table so that it overprints the cell or table but that is rather clunky.

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  6. Autofit for table cells like exists for text frames

    Autofit for table cells width like exists for text frames

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  7. 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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  8. bordes de las tablas redondos

    seria muy util poder redondear los bordes de una tabla con la facilidad que se redondean los bordes de un rectangulo en AI

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  9. Auto sorting alphabetically (A-Z)

    Please auto sorting alphabetically text option need to add (A-Z) like that excel, Table and paragraphs text its really important to us

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  10. Table continuation variable

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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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  13. 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).

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

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

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  15. Make Table preview faster

    Complex tables are REALLY low to preview in InDesign. I have a table 45 rows by 7 columns, and if I nudge it, it takes 5 seconds to preview. Then I nudge again... another 5 seconds. This SLOW table preview has been happening on all kinds of documents, for years. Please speed it up.

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  16. 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.

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  17. Stroke Management in Table

    Please put some buttons to select inner strokes / outer strokes of tables rather than right click on the miniature table graphic on strokes panel.

    It will be very useful if you put one click option for Select All strokes, Select Border, Select Inner etc. Right click on that miniature cell sometimes very difficult. And make it the default selection for atleast one document

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  18. Set row and column dimensions in table styles

    I was looking for a way to set row heights in table styles within InDesign and was surprised out there is no way to do this. The only way to do so is to manually manipulate the size in each table.

    If I want to create a new table in a new document, I was hoping to have all parameters set the way they need to be set in the table style so other users don't have to manually change the size. I would think this would be a common feature that users would love to have.

    Will this be…

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  19. 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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  20. Angled text in table cells

    In Cell styles, please let us nominate the angle of the text, don't limit us to the up/down left/right options currently available. I want to put in 45° text.

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