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Explorer ,
Apr 23, 2020

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Is it possible to format a table in InDesign and then create a table style based off of that formatting? I generally create the style first and then apply to the table but wondered if the opposite was possible to do.

 

Thank you so much in advance!

Chava Maimon

Hi Chava:

 

You can apply formatting to tables at the table level or cell level, using Table > Table Options and Table > Cell Options, respectively. Which one are you using to apply the strokes? I'm guessing you are applying your strokes to the cells and that is why you can't save the formatting as a table style. (Using the stroke options from the Control panel or Properties panel is also cell-level.)

 

For a table style, use Table > Table Options, then save the Table style.

 

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Table Style Formatting

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Is it possible to format a table in InDesign and then create a table style based off of that formatting? I generally create the style first and then apply to the table but wondered if the opposite was possible to do.

 

Thank you so much in advance!

Chava Maimon

Hi Chava:

 

You can apply formatting to tables at the table level or cell level, using Table > Table Options and Table > Cell Options, respectively. Which one are you using to apply the strokes? I'm guessing you are applying your strokes to the cells and that is why you can't save the formatting as a table style. (Using the stroke options from the Control panel or Properties panel is also cell-level.)

 

For a table style, use Table > Table Options, then save the Table style.

 

~Barb

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 23, 2020

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yes, you can make table styles with cells styles off the formatting on a table.

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

 

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Apr 28, 2020

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Thanks so much for your immediate response 🙂 I read over this page and tried more experiments. What about without a cell style involved; just a table style? I select/highlight a table, apply certain stroke changes (weight, type, etc.), let's say. I create and apply it (supposedly) to a new table style. But no change happens when I try to apply that table style to another new table. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

Chava

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Apr 28, 2020

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Can you show screenshots of what you have going?

 

you need to learn table and cell styles.

 

here, you have to watch this:

 

https://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/InDesign-Tables-Depth/178945-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alin...

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Hi Chava:

 

You can apply formatting to tables at the table level or cell level, using Table > Table Options and Table > Cell Options, respectively. Which one are you using to apply the strokes? I'm guessing you are applying your strokes to the cells and that is why you can't save the formatting as a table style. (Using the stroke options from the Control panel or Properties panel is also cell-level.)

 

For a table style, use Table > Table Options, then save the Table style.

 

~Barb

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