Yes it is possible to.
Goto table->create table. Create the table of the required rows/columns. Now press in upper right corner of control panel(as shown in screen shot and choose the rounded entry)
Hope this answers your query.
amaarora : That does NOT work (as you can see from your own screenshot...).
you have to convert a cell to an inage cell, select that and give that a rounded corner, you will have to do so for each 'corner'-cell or follow the steps Jeff showed.
… you have to convert a cell to an image cell, select that and give that a rounded corner, you will have to do so for each 'corner'-cell or follow the steps Jeff showed.
how exactly should that work with Graphic Cells ?
1. The corner cells cannot contain any text.
( And if you manage to do that with some tricks InDesign would crash if you duplicate or copy/paste the table.)
2. The graphic object in the corner cells cannot leave the bounds of the cell.
Wheras the stroke on a cell will be always centered around the bounds of a cell.
So you will not get far with a simple graphic cell, I think.
I don't understand why the correct answer for this is such a kludge fix when the staff member asserts that it's simply a case of choosing from the corner rounding style drop down.
I tried the staff member method and my simple table develops a secondary, outer shape that does have rounded corners but messes up the layout. I mean- just look at it, the round-cornered element is not even the same height as the table!
Hi designu46483552 ,
in the meanwhile we have another tool in our toolset for rounded corners with tables:
Technically the answer is no.
But there is an easy workaround. The only drawback is that the Table has to be the only thing in the Text Frame.
Hi! Can you please tell me where to find the stroke widget? I have the stroke panel open, but I don't see what you're talking about. Thank you so much!!
Actually I think I found that part, but I'm having trouble following the rest. I am very new to InDesign, so if anyone could post screenshots that would be very helpful and appreciated!
I think it's just step 3 that has me stumped. Thanks again for any help!
The table corners can't be rounded so the method that Jeff is describing is to add the rounded corners to the frame containing the table so that it looks like the table corners are rounded.
Draw a frame, and put the table in the frame. Remove the border around the table and then resize the frame to match the table size. Round the corners of the frame and then put a stroke on it.
Step three uses a shortcut to make a frame match the size of its contents: you can do this by dragging the frame handles, double-clicking a corner handle, or use Object > Fitting > Fit Frame to Content.
And Jeff Witchel, ACI, great idea!
In order for this to work, you have to make you Text Frame the same exact size as your Table. If you select your Text Frame with the Selection tool, double-clicking on a corner Bounding Box Point will make the Frame fit the Table perfectly.
I really appreciate you explaining this! I apologize for making the second post. I was afraid that this post was too old and perhaps no one was being notified that I was commenting. I didn't mean to seem impatient! I believe I can do it now. I will give it a shot and if I'm still having any trouble I will let you all know. Thanks again! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you! I think I understand it now. I just wasn't sure what you meant when you said clicking a bounding box. I think I have it now! I really appreciate your help!
You're quite welcome!
Okay, I thought all I needed clariflication on was the "fitting frame", but I've done that, I have my frame selected, and I'm not sure how to add a stroke to the frame. Do I do this simply by going to the object menu and selecting the rounded corners? Or am I missing a step? I think I'm missing step 4. I apologize, I don't mean to be a nuisance! I really appreciate your help, as well as everyone else's!
… Except that doesn't work correctly! Sorry!
His screenshot showed it correctly, and I don't see how the corners aren't rounded on your screenshots?
As usual! … The Force!
I'll explain later!
What's not working?
I was wondering the same thing. I'm not sure if you saw my post about this? If you don't mind, please look.. Re: I would like to make a table with rounded corners
I have posted screenshots of what's happening with me. I'm doing all the steps, I'm fairly sure. I followed BarbBinder's instructions on fitting my frame. With the text box selected, I went to object-fitting-fit frame to content. It seems the problem occurs when I add a stroke to the frame. Please check out this post, I have several screenshots, but the last one I posted shows that I was able to do everything and once I applied the stroke, it pushed my cells out and gave that pesky little red box. Super frustrating! Thank you so much for your help! Others are telling me different ways to do it, but I would like to learn one way and stick to that, if possible. I'm learning so much in such a short time, if I can find one way to achieve the results I need, that would be most helpful!
Could you share your ID file? [.idml]
That's what I thought [and Uwe too]: This way could be irrelevant depending on the corner size!
+ this kind of problem:
That's why I've included a supplementary step in my process:
The text frame (without corners) containing the table is "pasted into" a rectangle with the corners.
Jeff and Uwe add corners to the text frame that contains the table, not me!
Instead of this frame, I anchor a "rectangle". I cut the text frame above and "paste into" it.
The text frame and the rectangle have the same dimensions.
My process is just a little more complex with this variant [and 2 object styles created in background] and I'm very so lazy! … That's why I don't play it manually but by a personal script [not for free!] able to treat all the tables of a document in one click!
Thanks. Can you tell me how much the script is??
Let's wait for comments!
[We could discuss in private later and you could send me a sample file to personalize the script!]
I tried watching the video but can't get the audio. I'm just super frustrated with this whole thing, it shouldn't be this complicated. Thanks for your input.
Okay, I guess there is no audio.. looks nice. I'd love to be able to do that.. or achieve the rounded corners ANY way.. thanks a lot!
By Jove, I think I've got it!
Kailar, what steps do you have, and what steps are you missing?
I really don't know! I think I might have explained it on the other post.. I think it was when I was using Jeff's method, everything worked until I added a stroke to the frame.. then it would give an error and would push my table out of the frame. I am satisfied with what I did, and I will either purchase the script Obi-wan Kenobi wrote for this, or I will just use the method I used to create the ones I finally got and use another script I purchased a while back. Thank you!
Please post what you decide and what works, as others will search for this post in the future.
Okay! What I did is I measured the size of the table I need, then I just used the rectangle tool and made it the size of the border of the table I would have otherwise made, then with the rectangle selected, I rounded the corners. Then I checked all the cell sizes in a table that is the size I needed this one to be, and used the line tool to draw the lines in to make it look like a table. I couldn't get anything else to work, and I am not sure what I was doing incorrectly, so I just decided to give that a shot and it worked for me! I also purchased a script a while back.. it's called "Quick Resize".. it resizes everything in the document, but that's what I need for my particular project. I hope this helps someone. I'm still waiting to hear from Obi-wan Kenobi about his script. I might purchase it. Right now it seems my method is working for me.
Thanks for posting your solution!
And you might click the Jedi's name and contact him with a PM about the script.
In Dutch, on my blog, but maybe it can be useful:
For the Indesign Table Rounded Corner.
Draw a Rectangle Frame and goto Object menu and choose Corner Option... and make it rounded upto your satisfaction
Now copy or cut the table that you've created and select the rectangle frame and Press Ctrl+Alt+V (place into).. See the below table
Just in case someone else tries this "paste into" trick and discovers it does not work because you can't paste the table into the rectangle frame (the Paste Into menu option is disabled): you have to select and copy the whole text frame containing the table, and not just the table!
I don't understand why the correct answer for this is such a kludge fix
Because at the time this was answered, Paragraph Strokes did not exist (see Laubender's answer immediately above).
nice looking table, philippanmei.
Response #44 is the only answer that works for me and is easy to follow and understand
[I won't say my script is now obsolete! ...]
To answer to the comment above:
Saying such things when you only have a few tables to be dealed seems to me, say, ... relevant! ...
But I don't think you will be so peremptory playing with hundreds of tables! ... [not sure we could say "game" here!]
However, I admit I'm not really a good judge of the pain tolerance threshold that can be supported by some who don't have access to such a script!
Between us, my script [in any case, that one] does exactly what you like and want to play!! ... but it is able to process hundreds, even thousands of tables ... just doing one: "clic"! [in French]
No script necessary!
Your solution dit for me the job perfectly!
Using your method, no matter what I do, I get the attached problem. The colored corners are still visible outside of the frame and there is white space on the top and bottom between the border and colored cell. How can I fix this?