troubleshooting Question

How to format table numbers in Adobe InDesign CS5

Avatar of ttist25
ttist25 asked on
Adobe Creative Suite CS
2 Comments1 Solution508 ViewsLast Modified:
Hello,

I'm trying to format numbers in an InDesign table that I imported from Excel (File-->Place...--->Table: Formatted Table".  The Excel file has several columns with a custom format ".000".  This displays as expected in Excel (i.e., 0.000 displays as .000) but when I place the Excel worksheet in a table in InDesign it appears as "0.000".  

InDesign preserves the Excel format for cells that have a non-zero value (i.e., .092 appears in InDesign as .092) but wherever the value is .000 in Excel, InDesign adds a leading zero (0.000).  

I've got a ton of tables to create for this document and would prefer not to have to hit each cell and delete the leading 0.  

Any tips on how I can achieve this?

Thanks!
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Sigurdur Armannsson
Designer

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros