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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Creating Table Styles

You’re quickly approaching the grand finale of sound table design: a fully automated table style. You understand the various components, including paragraph styles, cell formatting, cell styles, and table formatting. You’re about to combine all of these pieces into a single time-saving table style. Table styles are a great feature in InDesign CS3.

Before you create a table style, you should make sure you’ve already generated all the color swatches and cell styles you plan to incorporate in the final table design. Creating these swatches and styles ahead of time will significantly streamline the rest of the process. Follow these steps to create a table style:

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Create a mock-up table using representative sample data for ...

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