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InDesign training course – Tables Workshop 

½ day InDesign training/workshop





This is a half day InDesign training session that covers all aspects of creating and editing tables in InDesign. The course includes importing data from Excel and Word tables and covers the Tables panel, the Control panel and Table menu options for manipulating tables. The second part of the course examines how to build Cell and Table styles to automate the process of creating repeat tables that need to have a consistent appearance.


Part I – InDesign Table Basics

Importing Excel data

Importing Word tables

Converting text to tables

• Converting tables to text

• Inserting a table

• The Tables panel

• The Tables Control panel

• The Table menu

• Adding and deleting rows and columns

• Highlighting cells, rows, columns

• Resizing columns and rows

• Working with content in cells

• Cell controls

• Table borders, cell strokes and fills

• Alternating fills and strokes

• Table headers and footers


Part II – Table and Cell Styles

• Creating Paragraph styles

• Creating Cell styles

• Creating Table styles

• Applying Table styles

• Modifying Table and Cell styles

• Keep Spread Together / Allow Pages to Shuffle


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Delegates attending a public course should have a good grasp of the fundamentals of InDesign.


For public courses there is a mixed Mac and windows environment. Please state at time of booking which platform you would prefer to work on during training.


Training takes place using the latest version of the software unless otherwise stated. Every effort will be made to accommodate the needs of delegates who have previous versions of the software.




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