Joe Paradis

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    22 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Joe Paradis commented  · 

    We need the ability to create robust data tables in XD. Repeat Grid simply does not cut it for robust Data tables as repeat grid only works well with uniform width/height elements and takes 10x longer to create a large data spreadsheet or table which are common in complex online applications such as with insurance mangement, claims management etc. We need large tables with varying column widths, varying row heights as well as row and column spanning capability. Repeat grid simply does not suffice and trying to replicate tables with it is hair pulling frustrating and time consuming.

    We also need the ability to import excel or .csv files as well as the ability to copy and paste data from excel into an adobe XD table in the same way you are able to do so with indesign and/or dreamweaver.

    This shortcomming is what is preventing my company and those we work with from fully adopting Adobe XD.

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    Joe Paradis commented  · 

    One thing I would like to add to this is that the "repeat Grid" tool IS NOT SUFFICIENT to do tables. Grid only works for a data table with identical column widths and row heights. Trying to create a table with varying widths and heights or merged data cells is an ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE to try to do with the repeat Grid tool.

    I know everyone and their sister is obsessed with "responsive design" and using Divs or react for everything but some robust data driven applications require large, complex data tables which will never be used or displayed on a mobile device.

    Please give us Table Functionality in XD with the ability to copy and paste cell data from word, Excel or google sheets. (basically the same or similar to how it works with indesign) Yes I know there is a google sheets plugin but that is not suitable either. It only pastes data into a "repeat Grid" layout and is insufficient for any table with variable widths/heights or row/column spans. It also sucks to create alternating row colors, column headers or specify row colors etc.

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    Joe Paradis commented  · 

    I'm in the same boat. I know Tables are "out of fashion" now a days but for those of us creating robust online applications which deal with displaying large complex data sets, tables are an absolute necessity.

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    2 comments  ·  Adobe XD: Feature Requests » 11: Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    One thing to note is that Repeat Grid does NOT work well for complex data tables. Repeat grid only does uniform repeatable elements well. Complex data tables with variable column widths and variable row heights as well as column and row spans simply don't work with repeat grid. With enough time and pulling out of your hair you can manually cobble together a complex data table but it's useless for an HTML/CSS export.

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