I have been able to replicate the flowing effect is to create text boxes over the top by linking them. Is there a way??
Can you elaborate your question? Maybe a screen shot will help to understand.
Here is a table i created, instead of typing in the cells I have locked the table in the layer pallet and made a linked text boxes over the top, so that the copy automatically flows (hypothetically) to the next cell (text box). does that any sense? The only thing I could come up with is using 'Story Editor' abut is very time consuming and a little clunky.
OMG I'm not making any sense... it's been a long day!!
If your text begins as a table, it will flow as a table (i.e. you can place an excel spreadsheet as a table), or you can use tabular data (.csv or tab delimited text file) and convert text to table, but your text has line breaks in the cells which does not work in those formats. What format is the text currently?
My documents mostly in excel spreadsheets and a few in word docs.Placing in an excel spreadsheet is no good, it looses the line breaks.
Copying from Excel
and pasting into Indesign I get this
by finding '^t' (tabs from excel spreadsheet) and replacing with '^p' (end of paragraph)
As i need them to edit and for the copy to follow the paragraph styles (as below)
I want to be able to do this same process within a table cell, and when I key in a full carriage return I want the copy to automatically flow into the next corresponding cells like if it was linked text boxes.