3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2011 4:30 PM by Joel Cherney

    Difficulty selecting table

    TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      I cannot for the life of me select a table.

       

      I have this one cell table that I put an image in. I set it to have no cell inset, no table inset.

       

      I can select the table as a character obviously (just shift arrow key). But it seems to me impossible to actually select the cell or the whole table. Aargh.

       

      Before I write a scipt just to select a table, there must be something I'm missing, no?

       

      Thanks,

      Ariel

        • 1. Re: Difficulty selecting table
          Joel Cherney Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If you use the text tool, and if your cursor is in the same story as your one-cell table, then if you mouse over the left margin of the table cell, then you have ONE PIXEL'S WIDTH of row-selection - the mouse pointer will turn into an arrow that points to the right. Left-click once and you've selected your cell, ESC and you've selected your picture as text.

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          • 2. Re: Difficulty selecting table
            TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I should add that the table exactly fills the text frame margins.

             

            And this is CS4ME (meaning that the story editor doesn't allow you to expand a table).

             

            Win7

             

            Thanks.

            • 3. Re: Difficulty selecting table
              TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Thank you Joel.

               

              What you say is true. In this case (and I didn't mention this before), the picture that's in the table is actually LARGER thank the margins. So you've got a 1 cell table with a picture in it that extends past the table boundaries. In this case the black arrow never appears -- I think it's actually impossible to select the table in such a case without a script.

               

              I imagine the script would be something like the following, assuming you've select the table "character" with your cursor:

               

              app.selection[0].tables[0].select()

               

              or maybe simpler, if you just put your cursor anywhere in the table paragraph, and assuming there's only one table in the paragraph;

               

              app.selection[0].paragraphs[0].tables[0].select()

               

              Anyway, is there a normal way to select such a table? I'm not managin to find the 1 pixel region when the picture overflows the boundaries of the table.

               

              Thanks,

              Ariel