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IgnatiusTheKing
Mar 4, 2008, 10:18 AM
Anyone know how to do this:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh171/IgnatiusTheKing/ex1.jpg

Without doing this:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh171/IgnatiusTheKing/ex2.jpg

I have to do several tables like this and I would really like to have each table be made up of only one table, but I can't figure out how to make the headers slanted. Any ideas?



tgildred
Mar 4, 2008, 10:55 AM
You'd think that be something relatively easy to do, or at least possible. I've looked for a feature like this (and I consider myself pretty competent with InDesign) to no avail. Sorry. I'm interested in knowing the definitive answer to this myself.

IgnatiusTheKing
Mar 4, 2008, 11:03 AM
You'd think that be something relatively easy to do, or at least possible. I've looked for a feature like this (and I consider myself pretty competent with InDesign) to no avail. Sorry. I'm interested in knowing the definitive answer to this myself.

Yeah I've been working with ID for several years now, on a daily basis, but for some reason have never had any cause to do this before. I posted this question on the Adobe forums, too, and emailed the helpful folks over at indesignsecrets.com, so hopefully I'll get an answer somewhere. I'll post it back here if I hear it somewhere else.

IgnatiusTheKing
Mar 4, 2008, 11:21 AM
This was the response I got on the Adobe forums:

"Draw a little text frame, type a single header, turn the frame 30 degrees (or whatever), cut the frame, paste the frame in a table cell."

It's not exactly what I was looking for, but it works well enough (and better than what I was doing).

i3iz
Mar 4, 2008, 03:37 PM
This was the response I got on the Adobe forums:

"Draw a little text frame, type a single header, turn the frame 30 degrees (or whatever), cut the frame, paste the frame in a table cell."

It's not exactly what I was looking for, but it works well enough (and better than what I was doing).

You can group the 2 shapes if you want, it could make it easier to duplicate, just stinks when you add more columns.

IgnatiusTheKing
Mar 4, 2008, 04:08 PM
You can group the 2 shapes if you want, it could make it easier to duplicate, just stinks when you add more columns.

Yeah but the problem is getting the stroke to line up, which is why I just ditched it altogether and went with the above workaround.