Specify the text formatting for each column

images in table cells!

How does it do that?

Cool tricks with InDesign Tables

With CatBase and InDesign working together, it's simple to include pictures in table cells. Here's an example:

With CatBase you can create some very cool InDesign tables!

Here's an example from a stationery catalogue that was created with CatBase:

You can create Table Styles to specify the basic characteristics of a table: whether it has a header row, borders, row and column fills, etc. But the Table Styles options are limited to what you can do with InDesign tables. However, with CatBase you can also choose the styling for each column:

  • choose a different background colour for each column
  • set a different style for each column
  • set a specific width or let CatBase calculate the width based on the contents of a column
  • specify a static column header or use a field from the database

You will need to use our InDesign script, Import Pictures. Find out more about the Import Pictures script.

Automatically adjust the number of columns and their widths to suit the contents of each table!

Specify a background colour for any column