A new feature in InDesign CC 2014 is the ability to drag and drop table rows and columns from one position to another within the same table. You no longer have to copy/cut and paste content into a new row or column.

Drag and drop rows or columns

Here are the three simple steps:

  1. Select the entire row or column you want to drag and drop.

  2. Hover over the selected rows. The cursor will change to indicate that the selection can be moved.

  3. Drag the selection to the new location (a blue line will appear to indicate where the row or column will be located) and drop.

    Note: Drag and drop is possible only within the same table and cannot change rows to columns and vice versa. Multiple continuously selected rows or columns can be dragged and dropped as well.












It is also possible to duplicate a row or column and drop it into another location in the table by holding down the Alt (Win) or Opt (Mac) key after selecting it.

For more information about creating tables in InDesign CC 2014, see Adobe’s Creating Tables.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.