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Horizontal align of the first column of a table

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Hello everyone,

I don't know if the feature doesn't exists or if I can't find it but…

I work with a lot a tables with numbers date, it's almost always the same pattern:

— First column: text introduction, example: "Group revenue;

— and the 3 columns with numbers.

__________________________________________________

|                                                 |    2020    |    2019    |    2018   |

__________________________________________________

| Group revenue                        |    1,230   |    2,811   |    3,331  |

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

in this example, my paragraph style is configured to be right aligned, it means on the first column I have to force the left alignement. And each time I change the paragraph style (for example to have the line in bold, it changes my first column horizontal alignement :

__________________________________________________

|                                                 |    2020    |    2019    |    2018   |

__________________________________________________

|                   Group revenue    |    1,230   |    2,811   |    3,331  |

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

is there a way to fix that without create any script, just with indesign features?

All the best,

Nicolas

 

Hello,

 

thanks to both of you for your answers.

Unfortunately, for technical reasons, I can't create a new paragraph style, I need that the paragraphs style of every cells of the row are the same. About Dan Rodney advice, it would have been almost the right solution, but I have two main problems :

– sometimes I have bullet point paragraphs in table, so the character style would not be enough;

– I have often words in a specific character style (words in italic between "(word)"), so it would override existing character styles.

 

That would be awesome to configure multiple character styles like in CSS for websites with classes.

I suppose it isn't possible for now to configure some paragraph attributes in cell style, hope it will be done in future versions of indesign. For now, I'll create a script that make me choose the cell style I want with the specific paragraph style and reapply on the first column a left alignment.

 

Thanks again for your replies,

Have a nice week-end,

Nicolas

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Horizontal align of the first column of a table

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Hello everyone,

I don't know if the feature doesn't exists or if I can't find it but…

I work with a lot a tables with numbers date, it's almost always the same pattern:

— First column: text introduction, example: "Group revenue;

— and the 3 columns with numbers.

__________________________________________________

|                                                 |    2020    |    2019    |    2018   |

__________________________________________________

| Group revenue                        |    1,230   |    2,811   |    3,331  |

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

in this example, my paragraph style is configured to be right aligned, it means on the first column I have to force the left alignement. And each time I change the paragraph style (for example to have the line in bold, it changes my first column horizontal alignement :

__________________________________________________

|                                                 |    2020    |    2019    |    2018   |

__________________________________________________

|                   Group revenue    |    1,230   |    2,811   |    3,331  |

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

is there a way to fix that without create any script, just with indesign features?

All the best,

Nicolas

 

Hello,

 

thanks to both of you for your answers.

Unfortunately, for technical reasons, I can't create a new paragraph style, I need that the paragraphs style of every cells of the row are the same. About Dan Rodney advice, it would have been almost the right solution, but I have two main problems :

– sometimes I have bullet point paragraphs in table, so the character style would not be enough;

– I have often words in a specific character style (words in italic between "(word)"), so it would override existing character styles.

 

That would be awesome to configure multiple character styles like in CSS for websites with classes.

I suppose it isn't possible for now to configure some paragraph attributes in cell style, hope it will be done in future versions of indesign. For now, I'll create a script that make me choose the cell style I want with the specific paragraph style and reapply on the first column a left alignment.

 

Thanks again for your replies,

Have a nice week-end,

Nicolas

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Set a cell style that includes a paragraph style with left aligned text

Have a look at the InDesign help:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/table-cell-styles.html

or just google “InDesign cell styles” or “inDesign table celles”

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You could do either of the following:

  • apply the bold as an override (don't use a Paragraph style)
  • make a Character style to apply the bold instead of a Paragraph style

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Hello,

 

thanks to both of you for your answers.

Unfortunately, for technical reasons, I can't create a new paragraph style, I need that the paragraphs style of every cells of the row are the same. About Dan Rodney advice, it would have been almost the right solution, but I have two main problems :

– sometimes I have bullet point paragraphs in table, so the character style would not be enough;

– I have often words in a specific character style (words in italic between "(word)"), so it would override existing character styles.

 

That would be awesome to configure multiple character styles like in CSS for websites with classes.

I suppose it isn't possible for now to configure some paragraph attributes in cell style, hope it will be done in future versions of indesign. For now, I'll create a script that make me choose the cell style I want with the specific paragraph style and reapply on the first column a left alignment.

 

Thanks again for your replies,

Have a nice week-end,

Nicolas

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