InDesign Chapter 7: Tables and Table of Contents

How do I make my tables and table of contents accessible in Adobe InDesign?

 Instructions

Section 7.1: Creating a Table

  1. Go to the top bar in InDesign. Click the Table Tab.

    Table Tab in Adobe InDesign
  2. Click Create Table.

  3. In the Create Table box, choose the number of rows, and columns you will need for your table. For accessibility purposes, leave the header rows at 1.

    Create Table box with 5 body rows and 2 columns and one header row.
  4. Click on the page and drag across the page to make the table appear. Fill in your information for the table.

    A sample table of students midterm and final exam grades in Adobe InDesign.

Section 7.2: Creating a Table of Contents

  1. In the Main Menu, select the Layout Tab. In the drop-down menu click Table of Contents.

  2. The Table of Contents dialog box is open. Now you have to chose the paragraph styles to use as the basis for creating a table of contents. To do this, select the “Other Styles” box and select the Add Button to move them to the “Styles in Table of Contents” box. Be sure to check “Create PDF Bookmarks” and “Make text anchor in source paragraph.