Set up Images and Captions with Tables in InDesign Tables


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Setting up images and captions with tables

One of the most fundamental characteristics of a table is its underlying grid. If you keep this in mind and at the same time try to free yourself from thinking table equal spreadsheet, there are all kinds of layout challenges that can be solved with tables, and they have nothing to do with spreadsheets. I would like to show you one example where an InDesign table ended up being the perfect solution for what would have been an otherwise onerous layout challenge. Can you find the table on this page? Well, it's actually a series of images and captions on the right-hand spread.

If we zoom in a little closer and I'm holding down the Z key to get the zoom tool, I'll tell you what made this a bit challenging. I am going to turn off the background layer so we can see it a little more closely. And I will switch from Preview to Normal view. Now because this layout required that the images were stacked on top of each other, a table would have been a good solution in any case, but what ...

Setting up images and captions with tables
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Setting up images and captions with tables 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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