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  1. Tables!!!! Cell an rows breaking across page and more!

    Tables!!!! First can we have table cells/rows that BREAK across pages. Second can we the ability to adjust the size of rows or columns without having to split and join an split and join..... Word is a much inferior product and this has been available since 1994.... Tables are probably what we use most of with little or no updating since Indesign 1.0....

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      16 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Table cell stroke missing (once save to IDML)

        2019 indesign bug: When I save as an IDML version for our client, the table cell has a missing 'stroke/baseline for all the pages.

        Please see comparison of 2019 and IDML version.

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        • 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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          • 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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            • Paste single or multiple cells without formatting

              Paste single or multiple cells without formatting

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              • Problème Table des matières sous InDesign CC 2019

                Bonjour.
                Sous InDesign CC 2019 il y a un problème pour générer un table des matières avec du texte placé dans un tableau. Cela fonctionnait dans les versions précédentes.
                Voir fichier exemple ci joint.

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                • GREP code table

                  Make a GREP code for table in Find/Change box dialogue

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                    3 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

                    Hi All,

                    Can you explain how this would be used, is the end goal to find a some stuff restricting the search to Tables, or is it something else. It would really help if you can share how you plan to use this new GREP code for tables.

                    Thanks
                    Javed

                  • Real table footnotes (different from CC2019)

                    Since CC2019 the user is able to add footnotes inside a table. Such notes are added at the bottom, of the textbox. This behavior does not fit to many needs of designer how need real table footnotes.

                    So what is the difference?
                    Real table footnotes stick to the content of the table.
                    In this case the note gives some additional information to the table specific content.
                    Therefore each table should have an own mechanism of numbering that does not mix up with the document footnotes numbering. Additionally the position of table footnotes is most often at the end of the…

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                      4 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Placeholder text in a cell or in the entire table

                      I would like to have the option of placing substitution text in a cell of a table or in a complete table.
                      If I select a cell I fill this one or if I select the complete table I am able to fill the different cells.
                      This feature would allow you to set table and / or cell styles in advance and validate parts of a document before production.

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                      • Unable to now "unmerge" table cells Indesign CC 2019

                        Hi, when I merge a table cell and then try to unmerge a table cell it is no longer possible. Greyed out in menu and no way of doing it. Would be great if this was fixed urgently.
                        Cheers
                        Gia

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                          3 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          In the example shown by you, you’re trying to ‘Unmerge Cells’ of a Single-Row Table after merging these cells in a previous step. This has not been possible in any of the versions of InDesign till now.
                          This would require a new implementation altogether and would thus fall under a Feature Request category.
                          We’re moving it to the Feature Requests page.

                          Thanks,
                          Adobe InDesign team

                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • Converting text to outline from Tables

                              Convert text to outline in tables.
                              Once i convert text from tables, text become a outline and split from table, same time tables are repeated again. It's give me a problem when i working no of pages only tables. My printers always asking convert the text to outline.

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                              • 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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                                • transparent table strokes

                                  Currently, when we want to make transparent gaps between cells, we have to do very complicated workarounds like extra empty cells doing the job of transparent strokes, which makes the table very inflexible.

                                  It would be very good if it was possible to make cell strokes transparent. Another option could possibly be to add a cell gap property to tables, like we have in HTML - this gap would always be transparent.

                                  A third option would be if transparency could be made to work on tables, like it does on all frames. Then we could, for instance, set a white…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Make table border setting override cell styles

                                    Currently, if I set a table border via Table Styles, then set a cell style with no borders around the cells, the cell style overrides the table style and the border around the table is removed. The only way around this is to create separate cell styles for the header, footer, left, and right columns and assign those to the table style-- that's a lot of junk styles needed to accomplish one piece of formatting.

                                    My suggestion is to let us choose whether or not the table border overrides cell styles. That way, setting the table border becomes a one…

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                                    • Continued table subheaders (and headers)

                                      1. Our main need is a way to specify "subheader" rows which will repeat after the main header at the top of each page. In the screenshot, "Bank of America" with gray shading and "Canadian region" are both examples of subheader categories which appeared previously in the table. We need them to continue to appear as a subheader row, underneath the main header, with an option to add text (in this example, "cont."). Note we need the ability to style the additional text.

                                      A GREP style which could be used on the subheader row would be even better, as sometimes…

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                                      • TABLE ROWS BREAK ACCROSS PAGES PLEASE!!!!

                                        PLEASE!!!!!!! WE BEG YOU... make this a feature!!! its so cumbersome to do it the cut and paste way... Tables are the only part where MS WORD has you beat... please fix THIS!!!!

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                                        • Table Cell Background Image

                                          It would be really helpful if we could use an image as a background inside a table cell.

                                          Or even just improve the ability to insert an image directly into a table cell, making the actual cell boundary function as the graphic frame.

                                          Currently we can only paste a graphic frame into a cell as an anchored object, which is very cumbersome to align and position with all the levels of nesting involved.

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