Parallel tables cells alignment issue

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Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Hi, 
You probably get this a lot, but how can I align the rows for these two parallel tables? Looks ok with one line of text per cell, with 2 or 3 everything gets misaligned. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
Hi George, unfortunatelly there is no magic trick to achieve this. You could work with fixed height cells. And for contents that exceeds one line of text apply a factor of 2, 3 and so on. Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
I would consider make this all a single table so the rows align, then format the cells with Cell-Styles to make it look like 2 separate tables.

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Hi George,

unfortunatelly there is no magic trick to achieve this.

 

You could work with fixed height cells.

And for contents that exceeds one line of text apply a factor of 2, 3 and so on.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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I would consider make this all a single table so the rows align, then format the cells with Cell-Styles to make it look like 2 separate tables.

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>> I would consider make this all a single table

I would do this too. 

 

@georgeb12475086 If you have many tables in your work then look this plugin  - https://www.woodwing.com/en/smart-styles-adobe-indesign-plugin

It helps to not waste your time on repeated tasks with your tables.

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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