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Hi 

There are several ways to achieve this:
Simple

1.On Page, using the table tool create a simple 1x2 table and add colour/tint to each cell + edit borders to suite

2.. Select the table and use the dropdown in the Table formats Panel to .Add Format from Selection'

3. Click on newly created table format to edit as you wish

More Complex

1. Create new Table format (in table format panel)

2. Edit it Using the tools in Edit Table format Panel...Remember that initially you will need to create 2 table cell formats. and apply to each cell you want to style

3. Define layout:Stroke/fill/inserts/alignments

4. Add text Styles

5. Turn on Apply to selection if you want to visibly see the changes on page

 


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28 minutes ago, D1ana said:

Is there an easy way of making rows alternate colours in a table or does it have to be done manually.

You can do this in the Studio "Table Formats". Create a new format or adjust the existing one.


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@StuartRc was a little faster - and more detailed :)


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2 minutes ago, Michail said:

@StuartRc was a little faster - and more detailed :)

Sorry!:)


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Hi

 

Many thanks for the replies.  It sort of worked.  I created a table with 3 columns and edited borders etc.  When I created a table with 5 columns it was ok but if I created one with an even number of columns the right hand border was not correct, please see attached.  Is this a glitch?

 

Many Thanks 

Diana

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On 12 November 2018 at 10:52 AM, D1ana said:

 Is this a glitch?

I've added a Table Format called "Simplified" which should cure the problem you were having with tables with an even number of columns in them.

I've deliberately created the outer frame in red just so you can see where it is set in the Table Format screen

 

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I'm not at a computer right now and haven't really delved into tables themselves much less getting those created styles into a new document. 

But, try just copying a formatted table into a new document and see if the table style and any associated paragraph and/or character styles and maybe any associated swatches come with it.

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The style does carry over but the actual table format is gone so have to readjust entire format if I want any changes (alternating colors etc.) 

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26 minutes ago, mrbips said:

The style does carry over but the actual table format is gone so have to readjust entire format if I want any changes (alternating colors etc.) 

Bummer!

That process works in the other layout applications I use so had hoped it was the same in APub.

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12 hours ago, mrbips said:

Is there any way to carry table formats to new documents or do they need to be readjusted on every new doc??

The table formats panel has a little menu icon top right. There you will find 'Import Formats...'. This way you can 'pull' a format from another APub file into your new file and apply it to a table.

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35 minutes ago, dominik said:

The table formats panel has a little menu icon top right. There you will find 'Import Formats...'. This way you can 'pull' a format from another APub file into your new file and apply it to a table.

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Hah. I was going to revisit this when I got on the computer and spaced it out. Thanks for the follow up!

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