The table is in a text frame. Make the text frame as big as the table and apply text wrapping to this text frame.
that wasn't the problem. I apparently anchored the table to text in the right column of a 2 col. layout so text in the left column ran thru table, ignoring the wrap spec.
That is not a table problem:
- You cannot anchor a table in a text, the table has always to be in a text frame.
- You can always apply text wrapping to a text frame, it doesn't matter if a table or something else is in the frame
- Text wrap never works with anchored frames to text previous the anchor and this is your problem here. The text frame with the table is in the second column but you want to wrap text from the first column around it, that will never work.