Duplicating Page with table and copy/pasting a table changes content of table BUG?
I have a table that represents a linear calendar. Each month occupies a single row. I created a table to make the calendar, with each date in its own cell. I had some trouble figuring out how to make a new cell start at 1 for each month, as it wanted to continue from the last month's last date (...32, 33, 34, ...). I managed to make it work by changing the numbering options on each individual starting cell.
However, now when I try to duplicate a page containing the calendar, or if I try to copy/paste the calendar, the individual cell's formatting seems to disappear, as the numbering on half of them continue from the numbering on the previous row.
Steps to reproduce:
- Make a table with enough rows and columns to reproduce the consecutive numbering (For the months, most of my rows are 1-30) The columns represent the weekdays, repeating as many times as needed for the staggered dates.
- Select a cell in row 2 and add a blank character. I used 'End Nested Style Here' character per instructions from another InDesign user: Type>Insert Special Character>Other>End nested
- With cursor in cell, open Bullets and Numbering dialog. Select Number, put ^# in Number box, and Continue from Previous in Mode box. I also made sure the greyed-out box next to it said 1 (seemed to make a difference when I changed numbers). Then click OK.
- Follow the same procedure in a random cell on the next row, except in the Bullets and Numbering dialog you will this time choose a new list in the List dropdown.
- Repeat for all rows. Because I'm creating a calendar, the number list (1-30) staggers.
- Once the table is full, copy and paste it onto a new page. Then copy the entire page. For me, both produced the same result. 1, 2, 3,... was replaced with 31,32,33,... or 32, 33, 34... on some rows.
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