2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2013 4:36 AM by Sandee Cohen

    Yellow Thingies

    shunsak3

      Capture.PNGI'm working in a table in indesign CS6 and I have no idea what these yellow brackets are. The file was originally created by someone else. How can I add them in/use them/what is their function?

        • 1. Re: Yellow Thingies
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          XML or Data Merge fields?

          • 2. Re: Yellow Thingies
            Sandee Cohen Adobe Community Professional

            It's hard to see from the screen shot.

             

            But this is the only information I've ever known about yellow in tables. I wrote it up for InDesign Secrets in 2007

             

            http://indesignsecrets.com/a-few-good-indesign-tips-part-1.php

             

            Sandee Cohen:

            If you see a yellow highlight in table cells, it is an indication that you have decimal numbers that can’t fit in the table cell with their decimals lined up correctly. Instead of lining the numbers up according to the position of the decimal tab stop, InDesign will shift the numbers to the left or right so that they are visible within the cells. However, the yellow highlight indicates that the alignment to the tab stop is off. To get rid of the yellow highlight, as well as line up the numbers correctly, select all the numbers in all the cells and then open the Tabs panel. Move the decimal tab stop until the highlight disappears.