Designing Tables in InDesign

In this InDesign tutorial, we'll learn the process of creating, working with and customizing tables.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 11, 2015
Duration
1h 8m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 11, 2015
Duration
1h 8m
Description

In this InDesign tutorial, we'll learn the process of creating, working with and customizing tables. We'll start by taking a look at how we can convert text to tables. We'll talk about how the formatting of the text plays a big part in how many rows and columns the table will have. Next, we'll go over creating a new table from scratch. We'll learn how to customize cells by changing the fill and stroke of cells and some different ways we can add graphics to our table. We'll also talk about ways that we can merge and divide cells to get exactly the look we need. We'll finish by talking about methods of placing a table inside a cell for ultimate customization. By the end of this InDesign training, you'll be a wizard at making your own custom tables for your pamphlet, annual report, brochure, or poster.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello. I'm Alex. In this series of tutorials we'll be exploring how to use tables in InDesign. We'll start by taking a look at how we can convert text to tables. We'll talk about how the formatting of the text plays a big part in how many rows and columns the table will have. Next, we'll go over creating a new table from scratch. We'll learn how to customize cells by changing the fill and stroke of the cells and some different ways we can add graphics to our table. We'll also talk about ways that we can merge and divide cells to really get exactly the look we need, and we'll finish by talking about methods of placing a table inside a cell for ultimate customization. This course goes over the process for creating, working with, and customizing tables in InDesign, and by the end of this course you'll be a wizard at making your own custom tables for your pamphlet, annual report, brochure or poster, so let's go ahead and get started by talking about converting text to tables.