Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting the body of a table, part of InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets.
In this exercise we are going to create a second Cell Style. We have got one, we are going to create another one.…In all we need four Cell Styles to pull off this particular table.…So we are going to create a second one that accommodates all of the contents…of the table, basically, everything except the header.…I am still working inside the same Lone Cell Style.indd file that I opened in the previous exercise. Made a little bit of a change…to the Table Head style to give it a little bit of additional inset on the left hand bottom sides.…Alright, so now I want you to get your Type tool, click some place inside of the table, anywhere.…
I am clicking on 'The' in 'The Feeling' and I am going to go ahead and select the entire contents of the table, everything…but the header by going to the Table menu, choosing Select, and choosing this guy right there, Body Rows.…That's going to select the body. Everything but the header. Notice the header is not selected.…Then, I am going to go to the Cell Styles palette which is still up on screen. Alt+Click or Option+Click on the little page icon.…
Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts for InDesign Style Sheets from the Exercise Files tab.
- Replicating formatting attributes with the Eyedropper tool
- Creating and applying paragraph styles
- Formatting stories with New Style and Quick Apply
- Understanding and exploiting local overrides
- Augmenting text with character styles
- Employing nested and numbered styles
- Using a "list" to number across stories
- Working with table and cell styles
- Creating and employing object styles
- Automating whole page designs with anchored object styles
Skill Level Intermediate
1. How Style Automation Works
2. Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
3. Updating Paragraph Styles
Updating a shared attribute2m 23s
4. Augmenting Text with Character Styles
5. Employing Nested and Numbered Styles
6. Using Table and Cell Styles
7. Creating and Employing Object Styles
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.