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    Default Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    Hi I've heard that tables could be drawn in Illustrator but have since not found a way to draw it. Is there anyway to construct a table say 3 rows by 3 columns with a wizard or something? Any help is appreciated thanks!
    Marc_Liu@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    No wizard features are in Illustrator (honestly: thank you Adobe). You will need to get familiar with area text, or text in a box, and tabs. If you need to apply shading, then use rules or rectangles on a lower layer to add shading.

    Some people find it easier to set each column in its own text frame. I don't like that myself, but can see that it's easier to create, just harder to edit and keep things lined up and consistent.
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    Did you know you can select a table in Excel or Works, copy to clipboard and paste into Illustrator and edit it in Illustrator?

    You can choose to turn the gridlines on or off in Excel and Works before you copy. I found out by trial and error.

    If you just copy the text you can create dynamic boxes behind the text in Illustrator. Each number or word is a separate item, but it works well for small tables.
    Karen_C@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Did you know you can select a table in Excel or Works, copy to clipboard
    and paste into Illustrator and edit it in Illustrator?




    Yes, that is correct. I don't know about newer versions of Office, but in Office 97 you have to Shift-click the Edit menu and then select the Copy Picture option. In the dialog, check the Picture option (not Bitmap).
    Alexander_Kogan.@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    You can also just use the Rectangular Grid tool in Illy. Double click it in the toolbox and set it for 2 vertical and 2 horizontal dividers.

    It's not a table as such, cause you can't start typing in those cells, but it is a starting point.
    Dion_G@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    You can also use the Insert > Table option and then you will be prompted for number of colums and rows
    Jason Galloway Guest

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    Default Re: Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    Insert Table?

    <Arnold>Wachoo talkin bout Willis?</Arnold>
    Dion_G@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    oops sorry I was thinking of Indesign...Man I have too many projects going on right now sorry about the confusion
    Jason Galloway Guest

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    Default Re: Drawing Tables in Illustrator?

    I Designed table using Adobe ill CS3 BY Rectangular grid Tool.
    Priyadarshi Gautam Guest

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