#41. Creating New Tables
If you need to build a table in InDesign from scratch, you can easily create one with the number of rows and columns you need. In addition, you can add header rows for labeling the table and footer rows for details and such. Since tables are always anchored in text, you need to click in a text frame to create a table. The table will automatically match the current column width, so if you need to create a text frame to contain a table, make it approximately the width you want for the table. (See #37 for more information about anchored objects.) To create a table:
The table is anchored in text at the text insertion point. The height of the rows is based on the formatting of the text insertion point, whereas the width of the columns is calculated according to the width of the text frame and the number of columns requested (Figure 41b).
Figure 41b. New tables are automatically anchored in surrounding text so if the text reflows, the table moves accordingly.