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Default No leading for list inside table (Word 2007)

I have a simple 2-column table containing agenda items for a meeting.

The left column contains the topics. They are formatted as a numbered
list. The right column contains the subtopics. They are formatted as a
bulleted list. It looks like this:

1. Topic 1 * Subtopic
* Subtopic

2. Topic 2 * Subtopic

3. Topic 3 * Subtopic
* Subtopic
* Subtopic
* Subtopic

The paragraph settings for both columns are the same:

6 pts Spacing before
0 pts Spacing after
Checked Don't add space between paragraphs of same style

The ordered list in the left column behaves as I expect. The first
list item in each row has 6 pt leading. Subsequent items in the same
row have 0 leading.

The unordered list in the right column behaves differently. With the
"Don't add space..." option checked, none on the items have any
leading (all 0 leading). With that option unchecked, all items have 6
pt leading. I cannot figure out how to get leading for the first item
in each row and 0 leading for the rest.

Help!
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On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 07:43:20 -0800, Sesquipedalian Sam
wrote:

I have a simple 2-column table containing agenda items for a meeting.

The left column contains the topics. They are formatted as a numbered
list. The right column contains the subtopics. They are formatted as a
bulleted list. It looks like this:

1. Topic 1 * Subtopic
* Subtopic

2. Topic 2 * Subtopic

3. Topic 3 * Subtopic
* Subtopic
* Subtopic
* Subtopic

The paragraph settings for both columns are the same:

6 pts Spacing before
0 pts Spacing after
Checked Don't add space between paragraphs of same style

The ordered list in the left column behaves as I expect. The first
list item in each row has 6 pt leading. Subsequent items in the same
row have 0 leading.

The unordered list in the right column behaves differently. With the
"Don't add space..." option checked, none on the items have any
leading (all 0 leading). With that option unchecked, all items have 6
pt leading. I cannot figure out how to get leading for the first item
in each row and 0 leading for the rest.

Help!


PS: If I copy the list items from the right column to an area outside
a table, the list items behave properly (leading for first item, no
leading for subsequent items).
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Any chance you could make a sample table available - either email as
attachment or somewhere we can download from the web?

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On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 07:43:20 -0800, Sesquipedalian Sam
wrote:

I have a simple 2-column table containing agenda items for a meeting.

The left column contains the topics. They are formatted as a numbered
list. The right column contains the subtopics. They are formatted as a
bulleted list. It looks like this:

1. Topic 1 * Subtopic
* Subtopic

2. Topic 2 * Subtopic

3. Topic 3 * Subtopic
* Subtopic
* Subtopic
* Subtopic

The paragraph settings for both columns are the same:

6 pts Spacing before
0 pts Spacing after
Checked Don't add space between paragraphs of same style

The ordered list in the left column behaves as I expect. The first
list item in each row has 6 pt leading. Subsequent items in the same
row have 0 leading.

The unordered list in the right column behaves differently. With the
"Don't add space..." option checked, none on the items have any
leading (all 0 leading). With that option unchecked, all items have 6
pt leading. I cannot figure out how to get leading for the first item
in each row and 0 leading for the rest.

Help!


PS: If I copy the list items from the right column to an area outside
a table, the list items behave properly (leading for first item, no
leading for subsequent items).


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Default No leading for list inside table (Word 2007)

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:34:32 -0000, "Terry Farrell"
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Any chance you could make a sample table available - either email as
attachment or somewhere we can download from the web?


Try this:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/1fv4ur
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Default No leading for list inside table (Word 2007)

You need to use a different list style for the second column because Word
sees the list in the second column as a continuation of the List started in
the first column. Intuitively, it suppresses the Space Before because 'Don't
add space between paragraphs of the same style' is checked. So you need to
create a different List Style for Column 2, even though it will use
identical formatting.

That's the way lists work.

Terry

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On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:34:32 -0000, "Terry Farrell"
wrote:

Any chance you could make a sample table available - either email as
attachment or somewhere we can download from the web?


Try this:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/1fv4ur




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On Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:36:05 -0000, "Terry Farrell"
wrote:

You need to use a different list style for the second column because Word
sees the list in the second column as a continuation of the List started in
the first column. Intuitively, it suppresses the Space Before because 'Don't
add space between paragraphs of the same style' is checked. So you need to
create a different List Style for Column 2, even though it will use
identical formatting.

That's the way lists work.


OK, thanks.

It's too bad the Word developers chose such an insipid, pedestrian,
thoughtless implementation. I would be surprised if one user in a
thousand would want lists to "continue" across the rows in a table.
(sigh)
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