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Hi,

I want to know is there any way to auto number the table cells in whole document?

For example;
In master page I create a table with 27 cells. This table repeated in every page. I want in every cell there is an auto number procedure that show cell Number.
First page; cell number 1, 2, ..., 27.

Second page; cell number 28, 29, ..., 54 and etc.

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Yes, it is easy: create a paragraph style and set it up like this in the “bullet and numbering” options. The important trick is to define a list

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Apply this paragraph style in every cell and type a space (or any other character) to see the autonumbering. Create the pages you need, then select each table on every page and override it by Command+Shift keys (macOS) or Ctrl+Shift keys (Windows). You will see the numebering automatically changing.

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Table cells auto numbering

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Hi,

I want to know is there any way to auto number the table cells in whole document?

For example;
In master page I create a table with 27 cells. This table repeated in every page. I want in every cell there is an auto number procedure that show cell Number.
First page; cell number 1, 2, ..., 27.

Second page; cell number 28, 29, ..., 54 and etc.

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Correct answer by jmlevy | Adobe Community Professional

Yes, it is easy: create a paragraph style and set it up like this in the “bullet and numbering” options. The important trick is to define a list

Capture d’écran 2020-05-27 à 11.30.57.jpg

Apply this paragraph style in every cell and type a space (or any other character) to see the autonumbering. Create the pages you need, then select each table on every page and override it by Command+Shift keys (macOS) or Ctrl+Shift keys (Windows). You will see the numebering automatically changing.

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Yes, it is easy: create a paragraph style and set it up like this in the “bullet and numbering” options. The important trick is to define a list

Capture d’écran 2020-05-27 à 11.30.57.jpg

Apply this paragraph style in every cell and type a space (or any other character) to see the autonumbering. Create the pages you need, then select each table on every page and override it by Command+Shift keys (macOS) or Ctrl+Shift keys (Windows). You will see the numebering automatically changing.

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Thank you very much,
There is only one more question. If I want to apply this auto numbering inside a frame tool in every table cells, what can I do?
I mean that I don't want to insert number directly into the cells. Of course inside the frame wich is itself inside the table cell. 

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Thank you very much,

There is one more question:
If I want to insert auto numbering inside a frame, what should Ido?
It means that I don't want to insert auto numbering inside the table cells directly, but of course inside the Frames that are inside the table cells.
I use paragraph style but the numbers aren't continued and all of them are te same "1".
Like that:

 

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But why would you want to do that ? Why don't you type the text directly in the cells? Anyway, the process is the same: you have to create the paragraph style as I explained in my first post, using the autonumbering feature AND a list.

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First of all;
Spesial thanks for your information and helps.
I did your suggestion and it was OK.

You ask me, why I don't type the text directly in the cells.
well, I am going to prepare flash karts, so each paper cut into 27 peaces.
As I want the flash karts look like good for student, I decided to do that.

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So I  would appreciate that there is any information or suggestion for me to do it better and easier.
Finally, there are two more questions related to previous topic.

1- For auto numbering, we should click inside the frame and insert a space for example.

Is there any procedure that make it automatically for each new page that is added without clicking insid it or etc.???
2- I insert a table in master page and after that use a frame inside each cell to have the auto numbering, but the problem is that, when I want to click inside a frame in normal pages (not master page), the frame is not selected. How can I solve this problem?

[By ctrl+shift+click inside the frame, the table cell is selected not the frame]

Thanks

 

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You can achieve what you show in your screen capture by typing directly in the cell and using the paragraph border feature

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/formatting-paragraphs.html#Createaparagraphborder

But if you absolutely want to use separate frames, it will work on the condition of you have created a list for autonumbering, as I wrote in my first post.

 

For auto numbering, we should click inside the frame and insert a space for example.

Is there any procedure that make it automatically for each new page that is added without clicking insid it or etc.???

You have to insert a space (or any character) to trigger autonumbering. If you do it on the masterpage, it will be done for all the pages depending on this master page

 

I insert a table in master page and after that use a frame inside each cell to have the auto numbering, but the problem is that, when I want to click inside a frame in normal pages (not master page), the frame is not selected. How can I solve this problem?

[By ctrl+shift+click inside the frame, the table cell is selected not the frame]

You can go on the pages panel and override all page items

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/how-to/override-master-pages.html

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Hi;
I was following your instructions and finally I could do the work with "paragraph border".
I send this picture for you to see that your suggestions are worked.

Thank you very much.

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Great! Happy having been helpful!

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