1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 3, 2012 12:12 PM by Joel Cherney

    Importing word tables into ID


      I need to import a table from word to ID. The cols run several pages each in Word. How do I import the table so that cols break neatly within the frames?


      I've tried "help" but I couldn't make it work. I just need to know how to make the table flow.




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        • 1. Re: Importing word tables into ID
          Joel Cherney Level 5

          Unfortunately, table cells won't break across pages or frames in InDesign. When I had a project like this, I did a lot of prep work in Word using Convert Table to Text, and then messing around with the text formatting so I could import the content into InDesign. Instead of one text frame with a table with three columns, I'd have three separate text frames with "faked tables" made of paragraph rules and anchored "gridlines."


          Sorry, you're in for a bit of a manual slog on this one.