Adobe FrameMaker: Define different colors for table header and footer rows
By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor
Sometimes it’s the little things. New in the Fall release of FrameMaker 2022 (v17): the ability to define a different color for the table header row than the table footer row.
There is a subtle new difference in Table Designer > Shading. For the first time, we can now define two different colors and/or fill percentages in our header and footer rows.
For years, this had to be accomplished with Custom Ruling and Shading, which is one of the more confusing panels in FrameMaker. I always advise my students to avoid it if at all possible because it slows down our workflow, and to redesign their tables to work within the constraints of Table Designer. For those who couldn’t, this is a big step forward.
If you now find yourself needing to remove the overrides from your footer rows, you may find this reminder helpful: