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Table cells smartly apply border on different rows and columns

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Sep 21, 2023 Sep 21, 2023

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hi all, i am working in indesign file on a project of annual report which contain 350 pages , where there is many many tables in report,  and see in this image i applied 4 cells stroke 0.25 by selecting above below and right and left cell wall , or we can select by simply right click and then select border, now the problem is that i want to create style or shortcut for this operation how we can do that fastly ... where cells rows and columns are different on  every page. i want just border on different cells , like 2 rows bottom i select i want to apply border quickly ,  i tried creating cells styles but cant get the accurate results some time bottom wall missing when apply style vice versa .,

 

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Sep 21, 2023 Sep 21, 2023

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If you work on a PC - you could use free version of my ID-Tasker. 

 

▒► ID-Tasker / ID-Tasker Server - work smart not hard ◄▒

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Sep 22, 2023 Sep 22, 2023

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where is script..

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Sep 22, 2023 Sep 22, 2023

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no one here is to solve the problem

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Sep 22, 2023 Sep 22, 2023

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Quickly written! …

 

app.doScript("main()", ScriptLanguage.javascript, undefined, UndoModes.ENTIRE_SCRIPT, "Cells! …");

function main()
    {

        if ( app.documents.length == 0 ) {
            alert( "No Open Document! …" )
            exit();
        } else {
            if ( app.selection && app.selection[0] && app.selection[0].constructor.name === 'Cell' ) {
                var mySel = app.selection[0];
                //-------------------------------------------------
                // Stroke Weight, Color and Tint … To Be Defined
                var myStrokeWeight = 1,
                myStrokeColor = "C=0 M=100 J=0 N=0",
                myStrokeTint = 50;
                //-------------------------------------------------
                mySel.topEdgeStrokeWeight = mySel.rightEdgeStrokeWeight = mySel.bottomEdgeStrokeWeight = mySel.leftEdgeStrokeWeight = myStrokeWeight;
                mySel.topEdgeStrokeColor = mySel.rightEdgeStrokeColor = mySel.bottomEdgeStrokeColor = mySel.leftEdgeStrokeColor = myStrokeColor;
                mySel.topEdgeStrokeTint = mySel.rightEdgeStrokeTint = mySel.bottomEdgeStrokeTint = mySel.leftEdgeStrokeTint = myStrokeTint;
                app.selection = null;
            } else alert( "OUPS! …\rTruly Better if you select \"Cells\" in a Table! ;-)" + "\r\rby FRIdNGE, Michel Allio [22/09/2023]")
        }

    }

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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