Preventing a table to create new column

Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2022 Jun 02, 2022

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Hi, i'm importing a series of numbers (for a calender) into a Indesign table with 7 columns (days of the week) and 5 rows (weeks of the month). I want the numbers to flow to the next row automatically, without creating new columns after the 7th existing column. 
I know i could add a paragraph break in the list of numbers but that's quite a hassle to do for every week of every month (since for every month this is different).
Is there a way to prevent Indesign to create new columns and automatically flow the numbers to the next row?
Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 02, 2022 Jun 02, 2022
Start with a 7 volumn table.

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Start with a 7 volumn table.

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Jun 02, 2022 Jun 02, 2022

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Thanks, but i get the same result. Indesign adds 24 columns to the right of my 7th column.

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Jun 02, 2022 Jun 02, 2022

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Use automatic numbering

Insert a paragraph return into one cell

Copy the cell

Select all the cells

and paste

 

Then with all the cells selected turn on automatic numbering

Style the numbering the way you want

You can set the leading to 1pt to get it back to the top

 

And depending on what day of the week starts the month - you can delete the preceding text from the cells and any extraneous cells at the end of the month.

 

This gives you full control on the numbering.

Automatically.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 07, 2022 Jun 07, 2022

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Thanks! Which 'automatic numbering' do you mean? Not Page/Chapter numbering i guess?
I think i found a way to do it with making the cells a 'Numbered list' and then style the numbering. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 07, 2022 Jun 07, 2022

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Hi Mark,

exactly. You need a numbered list.

And one character that kicks in the numbers.

Could also be a thin white space that you scaled to 1% horizontally.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Thanks Uwe, good to know i'm on the right track!-)

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