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I use tables in Indesign for lots of layout control purposes - they are fantastic for building very complex grids and forms. I often use them to build graphs as well, even simple bar graphs, but am having a big problem now.
I've made a dozen similar bar graphs, and had to resize them all slightly (using consistent scaling of grouped objects) to fit a new layout. I didn't resize them all exactly the same - they started out at different sizes and ended up with the same width; some are taller than others. Thus, the text in the various fields is now at sizes like "7 pt (11.2 pt)" and "9 pt (13.8 point)" and I need to make it consistent throughout. Using paragraph or character styles (new ones) doesn't work, as the overall resizing of the table (105%, 117%, 140%, 82% etc.) seems to exert magical resizing powers on the text ... I can't copy and paste, either - text is resized upon pasting into the enlarged or shrunken table.
How do I release these stupid resizing percentages, and have them all - at the size they are now - become 100%, so that I can make type size consistent between all of them?
I demand typographic consistency, even if my client doesn't notice. Arrrr, it be drivin' me nuts, as the pirate said to the barkeep.