Learn How to Best Position Text in a Cell in InDesign


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Positioning text in a cell

One way to think of table cells is to think of them as a series of little text frames that sit side by side and on top of each other, and just like text frames, table cells have the ability to let us control the positioning of text within each frame. In fact, the controls for this are very similar to a regular text frame. Let's take a look at that. Here we have a table where I've set the Row Height to be fairly large so that we can see the positioning of the text within each cell. Just like with regular text in a text frame, if I want to position this text horizontally, I use paragraph formatting commands.

I'm going to switch to the Type tool and select these three columns and center them. To do that, I'll click on the Align Center formats and the text is centered, same as we would do with a regular text frame. But what about the vertical positioning and controlling more precisely, exactly, where the text appears in each cell vertically? I am going to select the entire tabl...

Positioning text in a cell
Video duration: 3m 50s 3h 26m Intermediate

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Positioning text in a cell provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Diane Burns as part of the InDesign Tables In Depth (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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