I know that CMD-Shift-V works perfectly to retain styles of text you are pasting INTO when you are copying from another block of text that has different styles, but how do I do the same with a TABLE?
I have tables from one InDesign document with one set of table styles/cell styles, etc. and am copying into another InDesign document where I have tables that have different table styles/cell styles, etc. The only way I am able to successfully get the information over from one table to the other is to copy the information from the old table with the old styles, then paste it into an excel spreadsheet, then copy out of the excel spreadsheet and paste into the new tables in the new InDesign document.
Now, this would NOT be so bad if I didn't have SO MANY hundreds and hundreds of tables that I was working with! I am currently working on a big catalog and this workflow is slowing me down tremendously:(
Please note that I have removed all styles (by deleting all associated styles) from the tables I am pasting FROM, but chosen to retain formatting.
Once again, I bet I will kick myself when I see how easy the answer is!
Any and all help will be so much appreciated!
Thank you kindly,
Try converting your old table to text (column separator: tab; row separator: paragraph). Copy that, highlight the styled rows and columns you want to paste the text into, and paste without formatting into your new table. It might not work if your table is very complicated, but it worked for me on a very simple test.
WOW Mary ...thank you!! I just tried it and it worked PERFECTLY! Never in a million years would I have thought of doing that, or even expect that to work as well as it does, but it worked wonderfully! To make things quicker, I set up a shortcut for the "Convert Tables to Text" command and tried a few quickie tables now using this method and it works just great! Thank you SO MUCH:))
Have I said before just how much I LOVE this forum....all of you are SO GREAT I SO appreciate the time you take to answer my questions...I cannot tell you enough how much it has helped w my overall workflow:)