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table style

Enthusiast ,
Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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Hi,

 

I drew a table with a table style (Table).

 

In the 3rd screenshot, I applied the table style (Table) to a table above.

But the yellow column doesn't appear.

 

Do you have any comment on it?

 

Hosun

 

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Community Expert , Dec 29, 2022 Dec 29, 2022

You can define cell styles to columns in a table style. Did you do that? If so, I'd say it's overrides.

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-tables-that-wont-accept-table-and-cell-styles/

2022-12-29_07-23-43 (1).gif

 

~Barb

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Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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You are getting outside m y comfort zone -- I hate working with tables -- but in cases where things don't happen that you think ought to be happeening it's usually caused by some other attribute applied at a higher level as an override. I'd take a close look at the cell style applied to those cells.

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Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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I'd rather use Paragraph Style and Cell Style, dropping Table Style.

 

Hosun

 

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Dec 29, 2022 Dec 29, 2022

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Hi @Hosun ,

to make it more clear perhaps:

InDesign's table styles do know of rows: header rows, body rows and footer rows where you can assign cell styles automatically. Also all kinds of frequency with changing fills for whole rows of cells. That's it. No less, no more.

That means a table style cannot apply different cell styles to distinct columns like the first one in your screenshot with the yellow filled cells.

 

For designs like that you have to apply cell sytles manually by selecting the cells.

Or you do manaul overrides with the fill color of selected cells.

 

If you want to do more automatically or semi-automatically you need the assistance of a payed plug-in like Woodwing's AutoStyle for InDesign or you need to write a script to do the job for you.

 

NOTE:

For formatting the first and the last column of a table using a table style see Barb's comment below.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

 

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Note: I unmarked my answer as correct one.

Parts of it are correct. Parts are not.

Thank you @Barb Binder for reminding me on the options we have for formatting table columns!

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender
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You can define cell styles to columns in a table style. Did you do that? If so, I'd say it's overrides.

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-tables-that-wont-accept-table-and-cell-styles/

2022-12-29_07-23-43 (1).gif

 

~Barb

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