@Mataclysm – you could use a one-column table in a two-column text frame to make it work:
But that means you have to struggle with cell heights, if it happens that one of your cells is higher than the one beneath.
That will work with numbered lists.
Before using the script just insert your contents to the table.
The script will add the numbers together with the delimiter character at the first insertion point of every cell of the table.
To use the script you have to select the whole table.
Hope, that helps!
Tables in Adobe's FrameMaker have a property that controls the sequence of auto-numbered paragraphs: Row first or Column first. For your example, you'd want Column first.
If you'd like this feature in InDesign tables, consider posting a format request at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform.
I'm not sure how to do this, and Google hasn't turned anything up.
I have a few tables that have numbered lists in them. Each cell has a numbered bit of text, using a numbered list style.
I want the numbering order to go down the first column, then down the next column, etc. (see below)
1 4 2 5 3 6
InDesign defaults to numbering across a row, then across the next row, etc. (see below)
1 2 3 4 5 6
Does anyone know how to change the way the table cells will order? My solution at the moment is to make the list outside the table, convert list to text, then paste the list into the cells one by one. Obviously this is a pain in the a** way of doing it.
Any help would be appreciated.
If I only wanted to number one column instead of the whole table, what would I need to change on this script?