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Tables of more than 1000 cells are assumed to be static

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This scanning message will appear when using InDesign for any static table that contains more than 1000 cells.


Using InDesign tables as replacement for vertical and horizontal rules is not recommended as InDesign tables are extremely heavy and complex and can lead to slow diary generation as well as potential corruption of your InDesign templates and/or output files.


In such cases, there is hardly any space to display any text, and it is assumed that the table is there only to serve as rules or square background, perhaps with some text or symbols, but which in all cases contains no tokens.


This means that:


Tokens in any of the cells of the current table will be ignored.

Saras will not be applied to the current table.


However, all the individual cells of static tables will be checked for text overflow (as are all the cells of regular tables).


See also: InDesign tables, text overflow, text overflow in table cell and text overflow in static table.


Topic 185675, last updated on 07-Mar-2024