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Repeating AutoCAD Table Labels: Tuesday Tips With Heidi

Heidi Hewett
October 31, 2017

In my previous tip, you learned how to control the table direction with and without using table breaks. In this post, I’ll show you how to easily repeat the same table header across multiple columns. It’s EASY!

Repeating AutoCAD Table Labels

With Table Breaks enabled, simply change the Repeat top labels property to Yes.

Repeating AutoCAD Table Labels

Now you can add and remove rows or adjust the column length with the assurance that the table labels will remain unchanged!

If you’re wondering how I could do this with such complicated table labels, the secret is with Table Styles! The trick is to ensure that any cell styles you want repeated across table columns, such as the Title and Header, have their Type property set to Label. Data cell types will not repeat!

Repeating AutoCAD Table Labels

More Tuesday Tips

Check back in next week to find out how to create a rectangle that actually behaves like a rectangle, and don’t forget to check out the full Tuesday Tips series. Want more? Lynn Allen’s AutoCAD 2018 Tips & Tricks and The Best of Lynn Allen’s Tips & Tricks are available for download now!

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Heidi Hewett

Heidi Hewett has dedicated her career to educating people on the use of AutoCAD software. She began using AutoCAD as a student in 1986 and soon after earning her B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Heidi transitioned from an Autodesk customer to an Autodesk employee. During her career at Autodesk, Heidi has held a variety of positions including Product Support Technician, Training Specialist, and Senior Applications Engineer. In her current role as the AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi assists the marketing team in developing and delivering technical marketing material for AutoCAD. She continues to educate Autodesk customers, partners, and employees through Webcasts, seminars, and her AutoCAD Insider blog. It is her passion for education that inspired Heidi to earn an M.S. in Technical Communication and an M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies.

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