advance columns manipulation freely

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Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

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Hi all guys , i am new in indesign, i need your help i attach pic  for reference here before and after , i need your help , how can we move particular column in a raw not entire column 11.jpg12.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

This is best done by stacking two tables.

You could also merge cells in the top row, either in pairs or altogether. Then adjust the widths of the columns you just merged in the rows below. That is, merge A1 and A2, then adjust the widths of columns A and B by holding shift as you drag the line betwen the columns. Then vertically split the newly merged cell. The cells will return to their original state, which will not match the widths of the columns below.

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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This is best done by stacking two tables.

You could also merge cells in the top row, either in pairs or altogether. Then adjust the widths of the columns you just merged in the rows below. That is, merge A1 and A2, then adjust the widths of columns A and B by holding shift as you drag the line betwen the columns. Then vertically split the newly merged cell. The cells will return to their original state, which will not match the widths of the columns below.

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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yea i understand , but in one table you can't do it right.....?

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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I do agree with @Scott Falkner 

 

There is an alternate method if it suits better

 

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If you do this cell - you can only move as far as the right hand side.

You're still limited by the column bounds.

 

So you have to play about with it a little - here I choose Split Cells Vertically (sorry it's not highlighted)

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Then once you split the cell vertically - you can merge some together

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And you get results like this.

It's not really splitting and merging - it's done quite fakely with InDesign.

 

Stacking might be a better option.

 

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yea its to good approach , little tricky i appreciate both of your co operation . very very thankful to you and new replies 

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