Hi Derek. Thanks. I've already read that and I don't believe it covers what I am asking.
I don’t think you can alter the alignment of strokes on Tables. You can change them on objects such as text and frames with strokes using the stroke panel – not not that it helps you on this matter!
It's a surprising behaviour where the largest cell stroke sets the frame position for all the other (relevant) cells. In other words, I can change a cell's stroke size and now I may have to worry about other cells in the same column or row that would have moved as a result. The table's stroke interacts with the cell strokes too. Also, I was wondering if strokes for a cell can be aligned on the inside or outside of its frame, instead of centre (which is how it is by default) - I guess the answer to that is no.
I haven't found anything about these particular topics in Adobe's online help pages.
Thanks very much for your post. In my case, I don't think that would do what I need because the cell border would exceed the table's border. But there are some scenarios where this trick would be useful. I simply Inserted another table within a cell, instead of doing everything with a single table.
Am I right in that Adobe is not explaining this anywhere or am I looking in all the wrong places?
ah yes, working with nested tables could be a solution.
Optically, nothing speaks against it.
But this structure could backfire in multipurpose output scenarios.
If your document will be part of an HTML or XML workflow someday, if you want to automatically update contents, I'm not sure, if this is a wise decision.