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The Non-Designer’s InDesign Book: Essential design techniques for print projects by Robin Williams

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5. Tables

InDesign’s tables can be gorgeous. You might think you don’t need tables, but I guarantee that if you work through the tasks in this chapter, you will become enamored of tables and their possibilities. You will start thinking of work to do just so you can create a table to put it in.

One could write an entire book on the table feature in InDesign, but this chapter provides just an introduction to get you started. If you are a veteran table creator in a program like Microsoft Word, tables will make sense to you and you will perform wonders.

Any text you import from Word that includes tables will convert to InDesign text and tables just fine (you’ll need to do some design tweaking). Microsoft Excel data will import into tables as well. ...

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