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  1. Conditional rows and columns in tables.

    I really miss the possibility to hide/show table rows and columns based on a condition. It would work exactly like conditional text that is already available in InDesign. You would select a table row or column and apply a condition.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Auto-snap row height to baseline grid

    Tables need an automated interaction of table row height with baseline grid (i.e. where row heights snap to baseline grid depending on cell contents, for instance). If this was a thing, it would solve all vertical space problems related to tables, because it would be enough to create a paragraph style with a leading matching that of the baseline grid to use and style the cells text with. Then you'd have real, modular, accurate yet automated control of tables' vertical deployment in the page space (not addressing overset cells, though).

    4 votes
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  5. Select multiple full table to edition

    I would like to edit several complete tables at once, to change the cell height, text size, side spaces, alignments, among other editions.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

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  9. Applying multiple cell styles to a cell

    Ability to apply multiple cell style to a cell, for example, I want column 3 to be filled with grey and I want to apply Upper and down stroke which I have cell style for it and column 4 only required upper and down stroke but no fill. Instead of creating multiple keyboard shortcut and multiple cell style i could create one cell style which to fill the cell and then another to but lines.

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  10. Alternating Cell styles

    Can you create an option to alternate your table rows between cell styles that you've already created? Perhaps applying the "Apply ____ style, then next" feature that is used for paragraph styles?

    I just feel like there needs to be a better way to integrate your cell styles within your table style options. It would make table formatting much easier.

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  11. Lock Cells in Tables

    It would be nice to be able to lock a cell and prevent content from being added or edited.

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  12. Build a better interface between Excel and InDesign

    I publish a magazine monthly. Every month I must identify the changes, update the head shots, and the hyperlinks back to the original page. The files all start in Excel, then export to Word, then move to InDesign tables.

    If we could bring the updates (Head shots, hyperlinks, and text) into an ID table, this would saves us hours of work every month. That would pay for the CC License.

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  13. Ability to search for cell format

    I want to be able to search for a cell styles in the same way I can search for a colour or text style. I like a tidy document and want to ensure that only the cell styles I want are used. Sometimes there are hangovers from old files and it is impossible to search for that cell style name.

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  14. Manage the opacity of fill color in Table options

    It could be great to be able to manage the opacity of the fill color of the table in addition of the tint. So that we can apply a table on top of an image but in keeping the text in full opacity like in the exemple below.

    3 votes
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  15. 表格总宽与表头行

    表格總寬
    希望在表樣式中增加可固定表格寬度,通過輸入固定數字,實行在同壹個文檔中,所有表格寬度壹致。從Wrod置入的表格寬度不壹,在ID需要壹個個調整,這種重復的勞動讓人枯燥無味。在網絡上,有人寫下了統壹調整表格寬度的腳本,非常實用。但我希望這是ID中應有的功能。
    表頭行
    同表寬度壹樣,表頭行也是需要不斷從壹個表設置到另壹個,重復勞動,枯燥無味。網絡上也有人寫了壹個自動化處理表頭行的腳本,但這個腳本在遇到表格第壹行有合並單元格或第壹行某些列中有多個單元格時,會停止工作。遇到表格只有壹行時,也會停止工作。請在表樣式中增加選項,自動設置表頭行功能。

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  16. 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

    2 votes
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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

    7 votes
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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.

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    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    1 vote
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  20. 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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