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stimpycat
Nov 9, 2007, 11:42 AM
Hi - I am running indesign CS3 and have got myself into a hole with some financial reports I am doing with a client - for some reason CS3 doesn't seem to have the option to pad cells - which is causing me a real headache.

The problem is I want the bold separating lines to have gaps between the two columns - as it is there is no inside padding on the cells and so any line looks like a complete line as opposed to 2.

I have attached an image of the problem - I can obviously put a column between them both but that really isn't ideal as it creates an extra column with extra lines.

The problem (want a gap between the thick lines - 2007 and 2006)
http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture3tu5.png

Sample solution (not ideal at all)
http://img229.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2fc0.png



snickelfritz
Nov 9, 2007, 12:01 PM
This is from CS2:
Select the text.
Table>Cell Options>Text.
Set the cell insets.

stimpycat
Nov 9, 2007, 01:25 PM
Nope - :(

zarathustra
Nov 9, 2007, 01:38 PM
You mean like this?

benpatient
Nov 9, 2007, 04:42 PM
you can select the cells on either side in the columns you want to have visually separated, and then create a white line 4-5 points thick between those two columns...or do you really want 2 thin dividing lines between the columns?

I don't think we're exactly clear on what you want it to look like...

kitki83
Nov 11, 2007, 03:54 AM
How can you make excel editable in indesign, you just dropped it in?

stimpycat
Nov 11, 2007, 02:05 PM
sorry - not explaining it very well - like this I mean

http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture1mc1.jpg

ac6789
Nov 11, 2007, 04:58 PM
I don't know if you can do what you want with tables settings, but I've mimicked the effect using a paragraph style sheet, by adding a "rule below" and adjusting the offset to have the rule sit where you need it.

stimpycat
Nov 12, 2007, 04:15 AM
I don't know if you can do what you want with tables settings, but I've mimicked the effect using a paragraph style sheet, by adding a "rule below" and adjusting the offset to have the rule sit where you need it.

Excellent! TY