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Default Style bug for Tables?

I've been trying to debug a custom template file for days, i.e., in my
template, I have created a style for tables, and I set it up to be the
default table style for all docs created from this template.

When I open a doc based on this template and create a table in a doc
based on the template, the style that is applied to the table is the
style present at the cursor where I insert the table. For example, if
TITLE style is present at the cursor where I insert the table, then the
table takes on TITLE style. If heading 5 style is present at the
cursor where I insert the table, then the table takes on heading 5
style. Word just ignores (or appears to ignroe) the font, font size,
etc) associated with the table style

Any ideas?

thanks

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What happens if you select the table and press Ctrl+Q?

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I've been trying to debug a custom template file for days, i.e., in my
template, I have created a style for tables, and I set it up to be the
default table style for all docs created from this template.

When I open a doc based on this template and create a table in a doc
based on the template, the style that is applied to the table is the
style present at the cursor where I insert the table. For example, if
TITLE style is present at the cursor where I insert the table, then the
table takes on TITLE style. If heading 5 style is present at the
cursor where I insert the table, then the table takes on heading 5
style. Word just ignores (or appears to ignroe) the font, font size,
etc) associated with the table style

Any ideas?

thanks


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Nothing. I expect this because Ctrl-Q removes paragraph formatting
applied by shortcut keys and menu commands, and I am using only styles

I found another "table" bug. Have you ever used "Don't add space
between paragraphs of the same style" (See
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...353711033.aspx)? It
is a handy feature that you can use to create lists. Basically, you
create a style whose "style type" is paragraph, then you include
numbering settings to make this paragrpah behave like a list (bullets,
numbers). Under the Paragraph formatting for this style, you set a
"space before" and a "space after" and click on "Don't add space
between paragraphs of the same style". If you then create a list using
this style surrounded by regular paragraphs, you will get equal spacing
before and after the list, but no spacing between list elements:

This is the first paragraph
space before as defined in style
list item 1
list item 2
list item 3
space after as defined in style
This is the second paragraph

This all works great if you have this in the body of a doucment, but if
you have the same thing in a table cell, spacing apepars between the
list elements. Its as though the "Don't add space between paragraphs
of the same style" setting is being ignored

Thoughts?

Thanks

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Unfortunately, many things are ignored in tables, and table styles in
particular seem to be an inadequately executed design concept. It is to be
hoped that a future version of Word will take table styles one step further
and allow users to specify styles (rather than just formatting) for specific
rows, columns, and cells.

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Fairhope, Alabama USA
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Nothing. I expect this because Ctrl-Q removes paragraph formatting
applied by shortcut keys and menu commands, and I am using only styles

I found another "table" bug. Have you ever used "Don't add space
between paragraphs of the same style" (See
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...353711033.aspx)? It
is a handy feature that you can use to create lists. Basically, you
create a style whose "style type" is paragraph, then you include
numbering settings to make this paragrpah behave like a list (bullets,
numbers). Under the Paragraph formatting for this style, you set a
"space before" and a "space after" and click on "Don't add space
between paragraphs of the same style". If you then create a list using
this style surrounded by regular paragraphs, you will get equal spacing
before and after the list, but no spacing between list elements:

This is the first paragraph
space before as defined in style
list item 1
list item 2
list item 3
space after as defined in style
This is the second paragraph

This all works great if you have this in the body of a doucment, but if
you have the same thing in a table cell, spacing apepars between the
list elements. Its as though the "Don't add space between paragraphs
of the same style" setting is being ignored

Thoughts?

Thanks


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