Table & Cell Styles

To give visual structure to text, we can use tab characters and tab stops, as discussed in “Tabs” (page 248). But for longer runs of structured text, especially if the source is Microsoft Excel, tables are more suitable.

InDesign’s default Table Style is as attractive as dirt. I’ve seen nice dirt, but we can do better. To do so consistently and repeatably requires making a custom Table Style and its attendant Cell Styles.

Placing a Table

A table must be in a text frame. InDesign is better about creating one if you forget to insert your cursor into one before placing a table. However, we usually have a target story in ...

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