Create Tables in Adobe InDesign CS6

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon.
    Clicking this will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" if you see it on the list.
    InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Otherwise, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen and type "Adobe InDesign".
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it.
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    Click "File" on the bar on the top-left of the window.
    You will be able to create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". If you prefer, you can open an existing document from the menu as well. Please refer to the following VisiHow videos if you want to learn more about this: "How to Get Started with a Document in Adobe InDesign CS6" and "How to Open Existing Documents in Adobe InDesign CS6".
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    Let's click "OK".
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    Now that you have your document, you should click the "Type Tool" in the vertical toolbar.
    This will change your settings along the top. Your cursor will also change.
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    Click and drag the frame for your table on the canvas.
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    Now that you have the frame selected, click "Table" on the horizontal toolbar.
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    Click "Insert Table...".
    You can also press "Alt" + "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "T". A small dialogue box will appear.
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    Next, edit however many "Body Rows" and "Columns" you would like to have in the table.
    You can do it by typing the number or by using the arrow buttons next to the value.
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    You can also edit the "Header Rows" and "Footer Rows" values.
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    Click the "Table Style" drop-down menu.
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    Click a style.
    It's recommended to click "Basic Table".
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    Once you set the table up, click "OK".
    This will insert the table.
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    Click "Table".
    There will be "Table Options", "Cell Options", "Insert", "Delete", "Select", etc. There is another VisiHow tutorial that has those reviewed. Placing tables into InDesign documents is very useful, as the magazines, newspapers, official statistics, and other publications benefit from the tables. You can create tables in InDesign and import data from other sources into the tables.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to create a table in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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