Changing the Text Color Inside Multiple Table Cells
I have never been able to figure out how I can change the color of all of the text in a table in one fell swoop. If you select all the cells, using the Swatches palette changes the fill of the cells, not the text.
The good news is that there is a simple solution, one which seems obvious in retrospect, once you know where to look. It all comes down to two buttons at the top of the Swatches panel, next to the Fill and Stroke icons. The first button is called “Formatting affects container.” This is the button that is usually selected, and it means color swatches will be applied to the stroke or fill of a frame… or table cell!
The second button is “Formatting affects text.” I bet you can guess what that will do! When you choose this before clicking a swatch, the color is applied to the fill or stroke of the text inside the container (the frame or the cell). You only have the option between the two buttons when you have a container (a fill or cell) selected.
Even better, there’s a keyboard shortcut: Press the J key to toggle between the two buttons.