Challenge: Indesign with continuous running tables

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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I work on books with LENGTHY tables, columns running from one page to another, sometimes one column can run 3 pages (see example). Typically the table will break at the beginning or end of a cell leaving partially blank pages, we need to find a way for it to be continuous column from one page to another. For now we have to copy and paste from one page to another, a copy change could result in a rework. It's very time consuming and a little nervous it leaves us open to errors. Any suggestions on a script or work around?

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Why not totally redesign it? The example layout could be ... better.

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Not an option but thanks. 

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Hi Norma,

hm. InDesign does not provide the feature. It's one of the most asked after features at InDesign UserVoice:

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/33854788-op...

 

But I think, it will not happen in the foreseeable future…

 

What's left? Do not use InDesign's table functionality.

Use individual rotated text frames for every column.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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