Making Tables in Illustrator that contain data?

Anyone know the best way to go about this?

I heard you can use inDesign and export to PDF then import in AI,
but I would rather do it in AI because I dont use inDesign.

I made a text area … Type > Area Type Options, gave it some rows/columns
but it seems a little messy. Any tips?? :slight_smile:

Do you have MSWord? If you do, you can design the table there, and Copy n’ Paste to Illustrator. Simple line ones work, haven’t tried complex ones yet.

Use your type tool click and drag it like it is box and you can create any size text area you like. These boxes can be connected so that type cascades from one to the next when the first box is filled. You can also use the text tool to type inside a path such as a star etc…