Hi, I'm new here... Well, the title says it all: I need to use (basically unchanged) nearly 100 tables from a book made recently with Word... Can I import them?
It wouldn't be a problem making one new one (lines, etc...) with InDesign and then fill with text, but... why repeat 100 different tables (that's my case) already done I can use without changes... There must be a way to at least place a Word table into an ID document... Thanks for all kinds of comments!
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Have you ever tried it?
Yes... After selecting the table in its original file in Word, I tried to copy it on my InDesign file: The table wasn't copied, but only the text, out of place...
Use file > place with show options and place the entire Word file.
Wow, that worked. Thank you, Bob... Now I got the table in InDesign, just like the original one, but it's bigger than the page I use in InDesign because the original book in Word was wider... So these are the new questions: Should I make each table smaller in Word before placing them in InDesign? Or can I make them smaller inside InDesign?
You're going to need to to tweak in ID anyway so you might just as well do it there.
OK, this looks like great news for me... So I understand ID places the Word table, and once inside ID, indeed ID sees it as a table you can vary... Is there any basic menu to vary one imported table, or is it a graphic (mouse) thing? I really appreciate your advice, Bob... I don't have much experience with tables in ID... For example, how can I make the whole table smaller? Only by varying the placing of the lines one by one, or can I make it smaller in the way we make a jpg smaller?
I see it will require to change positions line by line... It's a great and fast option... It's great ID recognizes Word tables... Thanks a lot for your help!
thank you! it works!
You saved me hours of work thank you!
Willi, if you don't have anything helpful to say why don't you just go ahead and not say anything? Of course she tried, and wasn't able to do it successfully — that's why she came here to ask for help. Troll.
Such comments infuriate me!
With 5,320 points on his account, I think Willi helps enough people here! ... And you!!!
Moreover, He's absolutely right: everybody knows it's so much easier to ask a question rather than making oneself researches [InDesign documentation, Web, here on this forum).
As Gaston could say: "Yes, we can! M'enfin!"
Sorry, if a question doen't give any detailed Information what she tried or not and did not describe her Problem, I have to assume that she did not give any serious try. My question was to get more Information.
@kristinwilson May I draw your attention to the fact that you've replied to a 3-year old thread with absolutely nothing useful to add. I will also warn you that personal insults are a violation of the terms you agreed to. Don't do it again.
@boblevine, you're a bully.
Ah, my day wouldn't be complete without being insulted by an anonymous keyboard jockey on a 7-year old thread. It must be glorious to have absolutely nothing important to worry about.
I don't think you are abully. Have a nice day man!