5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2015 2:22 AM by Willi Adelberger

    Help with tables please

    jilld62822305

      Does anyone know how to create a numbers column at the be@ginning of a table?

        • 1. Re: Help with tables please
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          Can you elaborate what you want to do?

          Do you want to have only a numbered list with hanging intent, or is your intention

          • 2. Re: Help with tables please
            jilld62822305 Level 1

            Hi Willi,

            Thanks for replying.

            I wish to make a left hand column in a table that lists numbers 1-500 for companies to be listed in the next column

            • 3. Re: Help with tables please
              Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

              Wouldn't it be easier to make a numbered list and after the number a tabulator and then the company? That would be done without a table.

              Otherwise, a table and in the first column put the numbers, you can do it automatically with numbers in a paragraph style like the other solution, but you have to set at least one letter after the number or a fixed space, otherwise no number would appear.

              • 4. Re: Help with tables please
                [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                Willi Adelberger wrote:

                 

                [..] you can do it automatically with numbers in a paragraph style like the other solution, but you have to set at least one letter after the number or a fixed space, otherwise no number would appear.

                 

                Fortunately this can be done very quickly.

                 

                1. Type a single space in the first cell where you want to add the numbers.
                2. Add a number to it using Bullets & Numbering, list type "Numbers". A number "1." will appear in the cell.
                3. Select the cell -- not the text in the cell, not the column or table. Just the single cell.
                4. Copy.
                5. Select the entire column.
                6. Paste!

                 

                This auto-repeat is one of the more surprising 'hidden' functions in tables that I know; I don't see it mentioned in the online Help.

                • 5. Re: Help with tables please
                  Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

                  I suppose this should be done better with a cell style which inludes a Paragraph style for numbeed lists.

                   

                  But for me it is not obvious if a table would be the best solution.