Use Find/Change to Add Text to Many Table Cells
Is it possible to ‘Add/insert’ at the end of a sentence in a table?
The best and quickest way to add text at the beginning or end of many table cells is to:
- Select the table cells you want to affect. You can select an entire row or column, or, to select the entire table, just click inside the table with the Type tool and then press Command-Option-A or Ctrl-Alt-A.
- Open Edit > Find/Change and switch to the GREP tab (don’t worry, it’s easy!)
- Set the Search pop-up menu (the scope) to Selection
- Search for
./zand change to
$0ABC(where “0” is a zero and “ABC” is whatever text you want to insert at the end of the table cell.
- Click Change All
That will only place the text (“ABC” in the example) in table cells that are not empty. (I haven’t found a way to place text inside empty cells; if you know of one, type it below in the comments.)