Create a table InDesign CS6


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Creating a table

One of the most difficult design challenges is representing a lot of data clearly. It's easy to throw a bunch of numbers and dates on a page, but to make them readable, you typically need to format it all as a table. InDesign offers a number of features that make table making, well, not fun, but at least pretty tolerable, and sometimes even interesting. My friend, Diane Burns, has done a whole title on making cool looking tables here in the lynda.com Online Training Library. You should definitely check that out. But in the meantime, I am going to show you the essentials; what you need to get up and running with tables quickly.

The first thing you need to know about tables in InDesign is that they're always anchored inside of a text frame, and they flow along with the text in the story. I have my catalog document open here, and I'm going to zoom down on the bottom part of this page. And all these guides are a little bit distracting to me, so I'll go to the View menu, and ...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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