@Stroke_Oz – what you are doing is:
Copy a bunch of cells from Excel to an individual cell of your InDesign table.
That will create a nested table in the cell.
To change this behaviour go to your preferences and change the behaviour for inserting formatted text to "Text Only" in the Clipboard Options settings.
I think, this is not new to any InDesign version. At least it's the way it works from InDesign CS5.5 to CC-2014.
Thanks for your help Laubender
I have followed your instruction, however now I have a new issue. Since changing to 'text only' in preferences, it breaks up every single line in the copied cell and creates new and unwanted cells in the INDD table.
So to reiterate, I have a table in word with 6 cells highlighted and information copied. I open up a new table in INDD with 6 cells highlighted. I paste into the 6 cells with no formatting and end up with this:
In one of the CC upgrades, a default setting has changed somewhere along the way as I never had this issue when using CS6 last year. I need to pinpoint EXACTLY what the setting is to return it back to normal.
Any other ideas?
Either that or you've hit a bug of some kind. I would tend to doubt that
What happens when you place the Word file instead of copy paste? What
happens when you select the entire table and paste without pasting it into a
Have just tried highlighting the whole table in word as you have suggested. Unfortunately all data from all cells in the table paste into one single word text box in InDesign, the table itself doesn't translate over.
HOWEVER, I went back into clipboard preferences in InDesign and turned Paste: All information back on (e.g. turned text only off) and pasted the word table into a single INDD text box and finally the table has pasted correctly.
Thanks for this advice, I know how to move forward with those pesky tables from here on in.
It's an unfortunate tweak in the newest version of INDD that I have to change the preferences every time I work with tables but at least I know what to do now. I never used to have to do this ( Adobe Send Ideas please take note!)
Regarding tweaking preferences, if you have InDesign CC 2014 and later, InDesign will carry forward your defaults and preferences now from one version to another automatically.
I am also able to replicate it and seems to be a bug.
Will report the issue to product engineering however you can also report the issue directly to them.
Please find the bug report/feature request form below:
Thanks and Regards,
Thanks @Sumit Singh I have reported the bug too.Glad it wasn't just me going crazy. This never used to happen until a few months back.
Thanks for spelling this out for me. The "answer" in the thread didn't quite measure up. Not sure why it's starred as the correct answer? Thank you!