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Old 10-12-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Quark and InDesign tables: Hidden feature?

So I'm trying to figure out why a LOT of clients insist on making a table using a plain text box and tabs - on top of a series of lines drawn into a grid. Drives me nuts!! Personally I would use the table tool.
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Sometimes it's more flexible, believe it or not. And tables can bog down an app's performance.

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Sometimes it's more flexible, believe it or not. And tables can bog down an app's performance.
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Hmm interesting. Well, I'm not seeing anything especially complex about these tables that would justify using a text box but I guess if it slows the system down then that's a problem. But to continue my griping, it really causes problems when text has to be resized and reflowed. Imagine the havoc in a 200 page document with ten tables, each 8x30.
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We are having the problem that parts of lines are over-printed, and some are not when using the table tool. One line, but when looked at using the over-print tool in Acrobat, it's dashed. We think we have solved it by only using spot colours (our client always has a spot colour in their publications) in a table.
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