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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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…

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Remove trailing whitespace removes carriage return before a table

    Grep remove trailing whitespace also removes carriage return before a table. This should not happen but rather table should be seen as a separate paragraph item.

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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.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Edit linked spreadsheet table's cell range

    I have multiple documents that contain hundreds of tables linked to cell ranges on different spreadsheets.

    It would be really helpful to be able to edit the linked cell range of each table, instead of having to go through all the table linking steps each time I need to change the cell range.

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  15. In tables, there should be provision to select multiple non adjacent cells.

    In tables, there should be provision to select multiple non adjacent cells, so that it would be easy to change cell attributes all at once e.g. changing colors of the cells, font color etc.

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  16. Adobe Photoshop or other programs Charts and Infographics

    How to easily update creative charts and infographic values made in Adobe Photoshop CS5 or other programs versions. How can all graphical parameters be easily updated, depending on each other? Is there a very practical way to do this?

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  17. Specify subheader in addition to header, body (with alternating fills) and footer

    I would like the ability to have a sub-header style applied to a table style. I design tables with a title (or header), an area for the column topics (or sub-header), and then a body with alternating fills, and a footer without a fill. It would be great to be able to apply one table style that will incorporate all of those styles. See the included table as an example of what I am trying to do.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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