5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2016 9:06 AM by Obi-wan Kenobi

    Help with InDesign Tables • How to limit the number of characters in a cell?

    shadeash

      I'm placing a huge excel file into an InDesign table.  One of the columns contains descriptive text that tends to be excessive at times.  Often there is too much text to fit in the box and the text wraps around to the next line.

       

      Is there a way I could automatically limit the number of characters in a cell and add a "..." if the description exceeds the set number of characters?

       

      Example:

       

      Instead of...

      CodeDescriptionPriceCategory

      TBS441218

      Royal S4s Trimboard S/S - 4/4 (3/4’’) 1X12 ( 11 1/4’’) X 18’ - 100% cellular
      PVC trimboard
      $68.85Trim Moulding

       

      Do...

      CodeDescriptionPriceCategory
      TBS441218Royal S4s Trimboard S/S - 4/4 (3/4’’) 1X12 ( 11 1/4’’) X 18’ - 100% cellular...$68.85Trim Moulding