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Chapter 37. Text and Graphics in Tables > Pasting or Placing Graphics

Pasting or Placing Graphics

In XPress, you can convert a table cell into a picture box. However, the only way to get a picture into an InDesign table cell is to insert it as an inline (anchored) object. Once pasted or placed, it can be manipulated like any inline object. (We discuss what inline objects are and how to work with them in Chapter 32.)

We’ve found that you’ll get the most control over the process if you place your graphic on the page first and scale it to the approximate size of the cell before you paste it into a table cell. You should also consider setting the row height, cell alignment, and clipping options for the cell before placing the graphic.


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