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  1. Limiting table row height limit

    Hi, I always encounter this in InDesign. The table row has height limit and would not allow me to adjust it further for longer contents. My workaround is to use shape made as a content holder. (see attached file)

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  2. Different number of columns per row and independent width

    Option to have different number of columns per row without always using split/merge and option to set different widths per column
    (e.g. one row with 3 columns, row below with 5 columns, etc)

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  3. improve auto height row tables

    Ability to put short height size empty cell and auto cell height for cell with text

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  4. Apply controlable gradients within table rows, coloums and cells.

    Is it possible to have easily adjustable gradient fills in rows, coloums and cells within Indesign tables?

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  5. Graphic and text in same cell(s) or table

    I can't see how to do it presently but it would be great to be able to put both a graphic and text placed over it in the same cell, or a number of cells or the entire table. RIght now it appears to be an either/or choice. I have anchored an image to a table so that it overprints the cell or table but that is rather clunky.

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  6. Autofit for table cells like exists for text frames

    Autofit for table cells width like exists for text frames

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  7. Table numbering for multipage tables

    Need to repeat table numbering on every page of very long tables.

    The publisher requires this type of table layout. The last page of the table should begin with the line "End of Table 1.1", all pages, starting from the second and up to the penultimate page should begin with the line "Continuation of Table 1.1". Now we have to do this by inserting an additional text frame on each page with a long table or an additional master page, but in the case of moving tables, we have to spend a lot of extra time

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  8. Auto sorting alphabetically (A-Z)

    Please auto sorting alphabetically text option need to add (A-Z) like that excel, Table and paragraphs text its really important to us

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  9. Table continuation variable

    We need real table continuation variables, just like in FrameMaker.

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  10. I want to be able to select multiple rows, but want to be able to select rows that are not next to each other. They maybe have one or two ro

    I want to be able to select multiple rows, but want to be able to select rows that are not next to each other. They maybe have one or two rows.

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  11. Automatically create multiple same-sized columns within table cells

    Split table cell into multiple equally-sized columns (automatically)

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  12. Make Table preview faster

    Complex tables are REALLY low to preview in InDesign. I have a table 45 rows by 7 columns, and if I nudge it, it takes 5 seconds to preview. Then I nudge again... another 5 seconds. This SLOW table preview has been happening on all kinds of documents, for years. Please speed it up.

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  13. Link OS Work Documents

    Currently only supports linking to Excel docs for Tables which also loses all table formatting and Header ID. This feature is in need of an update overall and inclusion of the Mac programs would be very helpful.

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  14. Table numbering and easier cross-reference/text anchor setup in tables

    It would be nice to be able to automatically number a specific row by just pressing a button, instead of using the "End Nested Style Here" command and copying/pasting in the following rows. It would also be nice if the corresponding column would read the number and be able to set up a text anchor for a paragraph number cross-reference.

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  15. Angled text in table cells

    In Cell styles, please let us nominate the angle of the text, don't limit us to the up/down left/right options currently available. I want to put in 45° text.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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