Setting a pattern for a cell-background in Indesign using cell styles


I would like to set a patterned background (ex: hashed, spotted- effects that are easily done in Word) to some cells in a table in InDesign CS6. Even a gradient would do the trick, but I see the gradient is set to scale the whole table, not the cell alone. I need a solution that can be set into cell styles, not done manually. Also, the width and height of each cell may vary so using a background image is not a good solution. What can you suggest?

5/1/2018 9:11:00 PM

You could use the diagonal line options.... Table > Cell Options > Diagonal Lines

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While a bit limited, it would offer some variations, especially if you use color in conjunction with line directions.

7/5/2015 8:46:00 AM