I have a 180 page document filled with individual tables. Now the tables doesn't use specified tableformat (big misstake?) and when my customer now updated their corporate colors I want to change the stroke color in these tables. But when I try using Find/Change (selecting the meny object and then stroke (black) Indesign doesn't recognize table strokes as a stroke. As the stroke is in black I can't replace that swatch in Swatches pallete. Alterering fills updated fine as it used cool gray that was replaced.
Is there a solution/work around? Or do I have to select and change manualy?
No big mistakes. From my experiences, table formats do not work at all. The result never comes out as expected.
About your question: a table is not an object, so F/C does not work here. You may try this: http://indesignsecrets.com/tackling-tables-through-scripting.php
That's my experience as well. Scripting might be a solution. Thx.
Well if you had used Table Styles to create the tables you could change the stroke colour within the style
However, every table has to start with a Table Style
Called Basic Table Style
If you go to the Table Panel in Window>Style>Tables
You can alter the Basic Style
And change all the colours for the border.
And the row strokes and the column strokes.
Just make sure you choose the Alternating Patern of every other row.