Adjustable row- and column lines
I'm setting this student book and the designer made nice tables.
The tables have no touching intersection where row line meets column line.
It's approved by the client who loves these tables.
The problem is that the designer has drawn the lines by hand. As a typesetter you curse at it and find a solution for your 200+ tables, wich I did with a mix of paragraph borders and underlining/paragraphlines but I'm gonna cry pure salt if I need to make changes to this. With some clients you never know ;) I will attach a screenshot from a simple example.
It would be awesome if Indesign would let us tinker with the corners of the cells and include it in the cell style much like we do with rectangles/objectstyles.... Would this be possible?
Lindsey Thomas Martin commented
I agree. Flexible design in tables is important. See Diane Burns' video, InDesign: Using shapes to change cell corners, on lynda.com for another way to do this. Not sure if would be easier to update than Tim's method. Engineers, the popularity of this video indicates that there is a market for this feature.