PS works with bitmap, not vector. The reason why u can change the appearance of tables in WORD is because WORD deals with objects and render them on-the-fly. Don't think PS can edit tables. Maybe u try some other software (like fireworks) which deals with both bitmap and vector. Later import to PS for your need.
OK seriously, all you need to do is to write the text at the size you want, then POSITION it manually using the LAYER -> TRANSFORM -> NUMERIC tool. Repeat as many times as necessary. Then use the LINE tool to draw the boxes.
Not the most elegant solution, but you can get the fonts and positions exactly where you want them.
Sometimes it's better just to do things manually than try to figure out how to do it "the proper way". Saves you time and aggro.
If you have many tables to superimpose, then this may not be your ideal solution.
Tom, I need to generate a Table to fill up almost 80% of the space of a 3567 x 2539 pixel, 300 dpi file for A4 size brochure printing. I followed what you preached me to do... customized the page size to a maximum of 22 " x 22 " in Words and then generated the Table there.
I then copy and paste the Table into the PS file. But, the Table only occupied around 40 to 50% of the file space which is still too small for my intended purpose.
The consolation is, with your method, the Table will generally work fine for general use when introductory text and title etc are included.
Streetshooter, actually previously I have already tried the primitive method which is to print the Table out using Words and then scanned the print-out at 600 dpi. Result wasn't fantastic. So, as you have suggested, I scanned at high res. at 1200 dpi.
I cannot confirm if there was a problem at the printing stage as I noticed lines (that formed the table) were not straight at irregular points!!!
Anyway, I thank you for all sorts of ingenious replies from you people.... I can sense that I am getting closer to what I want. I will try again tomorrow.
Stay tuned as the result for the free beer will be disclosed tomorrow, depending on whose method I adpoted or used the most
Originally posted by tomshen u still can change your table in WORD what? use thicker borders, wider spacing and bigger fonts! Then copy and paste. In this way u can get 200% table size also no problem.