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Gradient Borders Not Available for Tables?

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It looks like Publisher currently supports a gradient for the Frame stroke but not for the Cell stroke.

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Rows can be ...

1. Faded to nothing
2. Changed from one colour to another
3. Stroke/borders, faded to nothing (using pressure graph as shown below)

All doable from within the Table Studio Panel, just play with the settings

 

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10 hours ago, carl123 said:

3. Stroke/borders, faded to nothing (using pressure graph as shown below)

Hadn't figured out using the pressure graph for that. Thanks!


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@carl123

I'm not asking for rows, to clarify I'm asking for row borders changing from one color to another, can you please how I can do that using the Table properties if no gradient option exists?

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Your original post said

On 19 October 2018 at 10:26 PM, rjvela82 said:

I wanted to create a table where the fringes of each row faded or changed to a different color.

In option 3 above I showed you row borders going from red to transparent (faded)

When you say "changed to a different color", is what you want something like the row borders going from red to blue?

If not, please specify, supply a screenshot or draw what you mean?


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@carl123

Option 3 is an acceptable work-around but I also asked for changing the cell borders from one color to another. 

 

The problem is the Gradient Tool has no proper context available for the Cell Stroke.  You can select the Table with the Gradient Tool, then in Context, choose Fill or Stroke, then if you choose Stroke, you can only select Text or Frame, so this means there is no option for table cells which could apply the gradients.  

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 Gradients do not even appear in Swatches when selecting cell borders because the gradient tool has not context option that can apply to them.

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There are 2 workarounds to get "gradient borders".  The attached is the most flexible and uses two identically sized tables.  I have attached the APub file so you can see how it is constructed.

1. All text editing for the table is done on the Main Table layer in the layers panel.

2. The gradient can be modified by selecting the Rectangle Layer and then the Fill (gradient) tool.

3. Everything is grouped simply to allow easy resizing of the Table(s) by selecting the Group Layer and resizing that.

If I have missed anything else you wanted to do, please let me know

 

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table1.afpub


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