Creating a table


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Creating a table

Sooner or later you're going to have to make a table, and making tables isn't really fun. Well, InDesign offers a number of features that make table-making not fun, but at least pretty tolerable, and sometimes even interesting. The first thing you need to know about tables in InDesign is that they are always anchored inside of a text frame and they flow along with the text in the story. Let's make a table inside of this text frame. Because tables are always inside text frames, you have to use the Type tool to make them. I'll press T to jump to the Type tool and then click inside this frame.

Let's zoom in to 200% with Command+2 or Ctrl+2 on Windows, and we can see that text cursor flashing in here. To make a table, I go to the Table menu and choose Insert Table. InDesign asks me how many rows and how many columns do I want? In this case, I'm going to make a table with four rows and three columns. I'll cover header rows, footer rows, and table styles later in t...

Creating a table
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Creating a table provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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