I am stumped and am hoping you call can help -
I've created a table with multiple rows and columns and have inserted the text needed for the document. I've applied text characteristics but for some reason the text won't top align; I've highlighted and entered Align Top, which it shows that tab being selected, but in the document itself the text is still set down in the row. Ideas? I've tried creating a new document and am still seeing same issue. I've gone into Table/CellOptions/Text and not had any luck their either.
By default, tables come with some built-in "Cell Inset". Otherwise, your top-aligned text would butt right up against the stroke at the top of the cell.
"I've gone into Table/CellOptions/Text and not had any luck their either."
That's the right place to go to adjust the Cell Insets, but you must select the cells you want to affect beforehand.
If the cells have defaulted to an At-Least dimension of height, the cell will shrink-wrap so-to-speak to the volume of the text. Therefore you won't see align to top causing any visible change.
Try setting the Cell or Row Height to Exactly and choose a dimensional measure of height.
Also, consider defining how the cell, column, or row should look and behave by defining cellstyles.
I tried this as well 😞
the fastest way to help you is if you share indesign file with this table with us
sure - am new to the community so wasn't aware we could do that but how do I as I don't see an attachment option above ... only a link to url
ok link to download your file
It's not a url it's an .indd file ...
Yes, upload your file to dropbox (or similar) and share the link with us
What is the first basline option for each cell?
Select all cells, open the Cell Options, and under the Text tab check what is set for first baseline.
It is set to Ascent and 0p0
Try setting it to Exact. That way you can simply specify the distance from the top.
Also, check what the top offset for the cell is. I think by default it's 4pt. Sometimes, for short cells, that is enough to push the text all the way down.
select your table and click as in my screenshot
Yes!!!! Thank you so much! I knew it had to be a simple tiny thing that I was overlooking. I really appreciate your help!