Using shapes to change cell corners


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Using shapes to change cell corners

Do you sometimes feel like you've run out of design ideas for creating tables that are interesting and maybe a little out of the ordinary? Well here's a little trick you can use to create tables that are different and that no one will believe or done an InDesign. Here's a table where if we look closely the cells don't have rectangular corners. At each intersecting point of row and column strokes a small circle has been added that changes the corner appearance. Let's take a closer look and see how this was done. I'm going to switch from Preview mode to Normal mode so we can see what's going on and if we click on each of these circles we will see that they are anchored objects.

But where are they anchored to? Well the best way to find out where an object is anchored to is to go to the View menu and use Show Text Threads. Now we normally use this feature to see how text frames are threaded, but you can use them with anchored objects to see where an object is anchor...

Using shapes to change cell corners
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Using shapes to change cell corners 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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