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Cell in Table has a lock on it and I can't edit the text

Explorer ,
May 12, 2023 May 12, 2023

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Hi there, I have picked up someone else's file and they have created a table. The top row, when I go to select the text to change it, there's a lock icon that appears. Does anyone know what this is and how can I get rid of it to change the text? 

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Community Expert , May 12, 2023 May 12, 2023

It's certainly because this row is a header row. Only the first instance of a header row can be edited.

 

See help: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/creating-tables.html#:~:text=Add%20table%20headers%20and%20footers

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It's certainly because this row is a header row. Only the first instance of a header row can be edited.

 

See help: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/creating-tables.html#:~:text=Add%20table%20headers%20and%20fo...

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Thank you SO much! 

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May 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

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Hello - This problem is killing me...I have a document I created last year, and only need to change text in a header row - it's changing the CONTENT...I can't figure out how to make this happen now. It was challenging to set up the tables, and now I can't find a comprehensible way to change a word in this cell. Is there any better guidance on this?  I don't see how to make it NOT a header row, or just delete it and put a new one there that looks correct.

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You vcan convert a header row into a “standard” row by right clicking (with the text tool) on it. My screenshot is in French, but i think that you will be able to find the English equivalent term.

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