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I'm using Word 2003. I recently decided to change the 'normal' style in my
template to have the first line of each paragraph indented. However, this
also indented each row of all my tables, which I do not want. In the Table
Autoformat dialog box, first line indent is not selected, but this still
occurs. I'm sure there must be a way of correcting it without going to each
table and manually removing the indent from each line, but I can't see how to
do this. How can I change my table style so that it doesn't reflect changes
made to the normal style?
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Sounds like your problem is that you are using the Normal style for
everything. Therefore, text in tables uses the now-indented Normal style.
Solution: create a new style for tables based on Normal, but without the
indentation. You could call the new style "Tables." You will have to apply
it to all text within existing tables, and to any new tables you create.
Once you have the new style, just applying it to paragraph(s) means you
won't have to make manual changes to remove indents.

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I'm using Word 2003. I recently decided to change the 'normal' style in my
template to have the first line of each paragraph indented. However, this
also indented each row of all my tables, which I do not want. In the Table
Autoformat dialog box, first line indent is not selected, but this still
occurs. I'm sure there must be a way of correcting it without going to
each
table and manually removing the indent from each line, but I can't see how
to
do this. How can I change my table style so that it doesn't reflect
changes
made to the normal style?



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Thanks Richard, that works.
Amy

"Richard O. Neville" wrote:

Sounds like your problem is that you are using the Normal style for
everything. Therefore, text in tables uses the now-indented Normal style.
Solution: create a new style for tables based on Normal, but without the
indentation. You could call the new style "Tables." You will have to apply
it to all text within existing tables, and to any new tables you create.
Once you have the new style, just applying it to paragraph(s) means you
won't have to make manual changes to remove indents.

"Amy" wrote in message
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I'm using Word 2003. I recently decided to change the 'normal' style in my
template to have the first line of each paragraph indented. However, this
also indented each row of all my tables, which I do not want. In the Table
Autoformat dialog box, first line indent is not selected, but this still
occurs. I'm sure there must be a way of correcting it without going to
each
table and manually removing the indent from each line, but I can't see how
to
do this. How can I change my table style so that it doesn't reflect
changes
made to the normal style?




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