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Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom by Christopher Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 6: Organizing Information Using Tables

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Tables are an effective way to convey large amounts of data in an organized manner. Whether you import a table from Microsoft Word or Excel, or build a new one using InDesign, you can use many powerful methods for designing impressive, professional-looking tables. After designing a table, you can save all the attributes as a style and quickly apply those attributes to another table with just one click using table styles.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Creating and placing tables
  • Pasting text into a table
  • Editing tables
  • Defining table options
  • Formatting cells, rows, and text
  • Defining a header cell
  • Using graphics in tables
  • Creating cell and table styles

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. See “Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences” in the Starting up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the id06lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have copied the idlessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/indesigncc. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book. This lesson may be easier to follow if the id06lessons folder is on your desktop.

The project

In this lesson, you will add tables to a brochure for Bella’s Bakery. The first page of the brochure ...

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