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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2020

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I have tried using table styles.  It affects ONLY the cell my cursor is in.  Also, when I specify no header/footer rows, it decreases the number of rows in the table.  Do I have to specify more than I want?  How to I indicate I'm setting styles for the entire table?

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Gail

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I have tried using table styles.  It affects ONLY the cell my cursor is in.  Also, when I specify no header/footer rows, it decreases the number of rows in the table.  Do I have to specify more than I want?  How to I indicate I'm setting styles for the entire table?

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Gail

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Hi Elizabeth,

Can you check to see if you are applying a Table style or a Cell style? A Table style affects the table; a Cell style affects selected cells. Also, remove overrides in both if they are there. Please show a screen shot if there is still an issue.

~ Jane

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Jan 24, 2020

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I'd like to specify styles for both table & cell. I want 9 point Arial,
center justified for the entire table. I have 11 rows & 3 columns, and
apparently I have to change the default Minion Pro Regular 12 point cell by
cell. I have trouble believing an Adobe product could be so clunky! I am
new to InDesign. I've gone through the tutorials which covered the basics,
but I'm trying to get some projects done & getting extremely frustrated.

I'm including 2 screen shots. One with cursor in a cell I have changed,
one in a cell I have not changed. Neither Table styles nor cell styles
allows change of type style, apparently.

I am a CC subscriber and use Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Bridge, & Acrobat Pro
regularly. I'm totally stymied by InDesign.

Thanks for your help,
Gail

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Jan 24, 2020

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How do you remove overrides?  Where would that be found?

Gail

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 24, 2020

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Hi Gail,

It's the same as you've been doing for removing overrides for Paragraph styles, Characterstyles, and Object styles. The + indicates an override. Click the icon at the bottom to remove the overrides. For the table, click and insertion point first; for cells, select them first.

 

Your images did not come across. Use the insert image command in the forum window.

 

No, you don't change the cell formatting cell by cell. That would be an override as well as tedious. You create a Paragraph style and make it part of the Cell style. When you make the Table style, you indicate where to apply the Cell styles. So all the formatting is applied when you apply the Table style.

 

Start with this Help file:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/formatting-tables.html

 

~ Jane

 

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Jan 24, 2020

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Thanks so much for the link! That helped a lot. However, I got my table
formatted in the Master. Dragged the master over my page, and happily
entered data in 33 cells. Horrors! The data now appears in the Master AND
the following page also formatted with the same Master.

I’m sorry to be a pest, but what did I do wrong, and what do I do now?

Thanks,
Gail

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Hi Elizabeth,

 

Whatever you put on the Master shows up on all pages based on that master. Typical use is for headers, footers, page numbers, margins, and columns, etc.

 

Your table should be on document pages, not master pages.

 

 ~ Jane

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Jan 24, 2020

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THANK YOU! I finally got my little beginning project worked out.

When I print (this is a half-page booklet - just 4 pages, on 1 8x11-1/2
page front & back), inside & outside are upside down from each other.
Finally decided to print one side, put paper back in the feeder, print the
other side. It works, but why do I need to do this?

Thanks,
Gail

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 24, 2020

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You're welcome, Elizabeth, and I'm glad your project worked!

 

As for your printing, it could be your printer. Can you post a screen shot of your pages panel so we can check?

 

~ Jane

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Jan 27, 2020

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Well, this time it printed ok!  I did page setup, which I guess fixed it.  I indicated to print spreads instead of pages.   I get a message saying there is overset text on a master, & I just click OK.  I'm still missing one row on a table.  The row is empty, but since the other pages have 11 rows, I'd like for this one to also.

 

I read through parts of the Users Manual over the weekend & that helps.  Maybe I need to find some advanced tutorials.  

Thanks for your help,

Gail

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Jan 27, 2020

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Here is screen shot.

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Jan 27, 2020

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I also put together another half-page booklet project. Looks great in
InDesign! Print is a nightmare. Pages printed upside down from each
other, data shoved off page, etc. I love Adobe products, but I'm giving up
on this one. Don't have time to learn its quirks & it is far from
intuitive.
Again, thanks for your help.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 27, 2020

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Your screen shot didn't come through, Elizabeth. Use the Insert Screenshot button in the Reply window.

~ Jane

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Explorer ,
Jan 29, 2020

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Actually, neither print job was right.  I've ordered an inDesign book and hope it will help to be able to look up what I'm trying to do.  Now fighting away in a paper bag.  I did the same for Dreamweaver & Photoshop when I was starting with them and it helped.

I appreciate your help.

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May 02, 2020

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I ordered Classroom in a Book for InDesign.  I can not recommend it highly enough!  Step by step, easy to understand & packed with what I need.

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