How Do I Make a Table Style in InDesign?
Can you apply styles to tables? Such things as stroke colour & weight, fill colour, column width, space before and after etc… pretty much everything available in the Table Options and Cell Options in the Table palette.
Unfortunately, while InDesign CS2 has paragraph, character, and object styles, it does not offer table styles. This is, to say the least, extremely frustrating. Fortunately, third-party plug-in developers have stepped up to the plate. I suggest taking a look at TableStyles and CellStyles from Teacup Software (www.teacupsoftware.com). Another option is Woodwing’s SmartStyles.
Another option might be to use a script to assign styles automatically. For example, you can find the TableCellStyle.js file on the Adobe Studio Exchange. (I haven’t used that script, and it’s free, so no guarantees!)
Added: Please note that InDesign CS3 now has table styles built in.