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Adobe® InDesign® CS4 Styles: How to Create Better, Faster Text and Layouts by Michael Murphy

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Chapter 6. Table and Cell Styles

A KEY COMPONENT OF DESIGN is the process of organizing information in a clear and compelling way, and nothing is better at presenting complex information than a well-designed table. Other applications offer table-creation capabilities, but none compare with InDesign in terms of features, flexibility, and ease of use.

Tables can get pretty complex. It can take a long time to format a single table, and even longer to format several, even if they are similar. Yet the ability to capture table formatting in styles only became available in InDesign CS3. Styling tables—which involves table styles and cell styles—follows many of the conventions used by other styles in InDesign but adds its own unique features (and some ...

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