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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. "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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  7. 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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  8. Updating numbers only in a table of contents

    We should have two options when it comes to update a table of contents.
    1- Update entire table
    2- Update page numbers only

    Word allows it. Why don’t InDesign too?

    I’ll be waiting for this change in next update! It’ll change my life!

    11 votes

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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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Table import from word assigns no table style not default [basic table]

    When importing (place) Word doc with tables, the tables are assigned the table style of [No Table Style] not the default [Basic Table]. Either provide a mechanism to edit the [No Table Style] or use the default [Basic Table]

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  13. "Yes to All" button when edits have been made to the imported version of a file location.

    The lack of a "Yes to All" button when updating all links to a file location is debilitating. I literally have to press enter almost 3,000 times every time that InDesign notifies me that...

    "Edits have been made to the imported version of "document name.here". You will lose these edits (with the exception of changes applied to spreadsheets through cell styles or table styles) when you update the link. Update anyway?"

    The only options are "Yes" or "No" which requires me to sit there and hit the enter button for each pop-up message for an hour! Not to mention that…

    3 votes

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  14. 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…

    1 vote

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    3 votes

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  18. 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).

    9 votes

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  19. 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.

    2 votes

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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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