How do you split table cells in Indesign(CC) independent of each row?


Question

Using tables in indesign CC. If you split a row into multiple columns those columns run the entire height of the table - much like in HTML. Can you independently move the cells with the rows, outside of the columns? Below is an example of the general idea. So - I would not be able to move the magenta (second row divider) passed the third row divider (in blue) because according the Indesign these are in separate columns.

Table Example

Here is a breakdown of what Indesign shows for columns. So the last column divider would not be able to be moved past the dividers of Column 1 or 3. That is what I would like to know. Is it possible, what am I missing?

Example of columns in table

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6/3/2015 3:13:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Create the table w/ more columns than you need, merge columns to create the desired standard appearance, then when you need further flexibility, unmerge cells and join them as needed.

Or, in more recent versions of InDesign, use the command to split cells horizontally or vertically.

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6/8/2015 3:12:00 PM

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