Over a year ago I ran into the problem that the minimum row height in Indesign is 1,058mm and I needed it to be smaller.
Back then, the solution I was presented with was to export a snippet, edit the idms file and reimport into Indesign.
This solution took too much time, and I had to give up on the project. I would have to export roughly 8 tables per page, for over 400 pages. It wasn't feasable.
Anyone knows if such limit now has a way to be reduced?
Here is the former thread: I need to force column widths to values smaller than the indesign preset minimuns (1,058mm).
I am now using Indesign CC.
the height of a row or a single cell is scriptable to less than 1.058 mm.
The width is not.
For the height you'll have to:
1. No contents (maybe optional)
2. Formatting of all insertion points in all cells; pointSize = 0.1 (or less, depending on the height you want)
3. Set the top and the bottom inset to value 0
4. Assign your height less than 1.058 mm
Empty row is selected (no text as contents, no graphic cell with contents)
var myRow = app.selection; //Optional: myRow.cells.everyItem().contents = ""; //Not optional. Set point size in a value, that text could be visible regarding the height: myRow.cells.everyItem().texts.everyItem().pointSize = 0.1; myRow.cells.everyItem().topInset = 0; myRow.cells.everyItem().bottomInset = 0; myRow.cells.everyItem().height = "0.5mm";
Tested with InDesign CC-2014.2 on Mac OSX 10.7.5.
Should also work with InDesign CC-2015 on Mac OSX 10.10.3.
Here a screenshot after running the script snippet: