How are you scaling? I just tested in InDesign CC 2015.4.1 (latest version).
Scaling the text frame with either the Control panel (Scale X Percentage with constrain selected) or the Scale tool scaled the cell inset of the table in the text frame.
It doesn't work with on the control panel or the scale tool.
I seem to have isolated the problem
It happens when I input a cell stroke to the cell style.
Have difference cell inset within the same table
when I set a top and bottom cell inset in cell style
AND the cell has a stroke style.
this affects any cell that has a bottom stroke applied by the cell style only
And just tried scaling in CC2014, it's broken there too.
I had a quick play and it's true that when you have a cell inset specified in the cell style, it doesn't change when you scale the text box. Could this be because the cell inset in the style overrides any manual scaling? Give that the style changes to have a "+" when you scale, it's odd that the inset doesn't change as well. I would expect it to change like any other manual override.
I couldn't see any difference with the cell style having a stroke or not though: either way it didn't scale.
inset stops scaling when you have any stroke style set. Colour, stroke pt, etc.
Huh. OK, played again and here's what happened:
1. Made cell style with inset (no changes to default stroke settings) and applied to some cells
2. Scaled text frame = inset scaled
3. Changed cell style to have a 1pt stroke
4. Scaled text frame = inset scaled again
So no problems, right? Ahh, but....
1. Made new text frame and table
2. Applied table style to some cells
3. Scaled frame = inset not scaled
It appears that once the cell style inset has been overridden it will keep on scaling up and down. However if the cell style has a stroke, it will not override to begin with. Does that sound plausible?
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You have applied a cell style into it and you are scaling down the frame size to 50% but the cell style that you have applied is already fixed, it cannot be scaling down according to the text box. If you want to change this according to the text box then you should not have to applied the cell style. keep it style as none.
OR scale down the text box to 50% and edit the cell style according to the text box.
The problem with that reasoning is that everything else is scaled down, and you would expect that to happen: when you have text with a paragraph style of 10pt and scale the text box down by 50%, you wouldn't expect the text to stay at 10pt. In fact everything scales down fine until you apply a stroke to the cell style, and at that point the cell inset refuses to budge. That is inconsistent at least, and seems more like a bug to me.
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I you use my file, and remove any cell style settings that have to do with stroke (including weight, colour, tint, line type) the cell inset will scale correctly again. Like it's suppose to.
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Pu Koh wrote:
Ok i'm thinking it's some setting that i may have ticked. But i have no idea where.
Can someone look at my file and tell me?
I looked into your file and tested your document with InDesign CS6 v8.1.0 on Mac OSX.
Also with CC v9.3.0, CC 2014.2 and CC 2015.4 v126.96.36.199.
When scaling with "Adjust Scaling Percentage" set in InDesign's Preferences I had no problem scaling the table to 50%.
The insets were scaling, the text was scaled.
Two screenshots from my German InDesign on OSX:
Hidden text and table cell edges showing:
Thanks for that!
That's a good fix for now, but not ideal as i'm not a fan of that setting.
But they should still fix it~