I'm working with Word table styles for the first time, although I'm thoroughly familiar with paragraph and character styles. I've encountered a problem that baffles me. I wonder whether it's something I don't understand, or a bug.
I defined a table style which includes border rules set to "All" (i.e., all four sides and boundaries between rows and columns). I can see that the borders are properly set when I display the style definition, both in the thumbnail and in the "Borders and Shading" dialog box.
If I create a new table and apply the style to it, all of the border rules are shown except for the top, bottom, and left sides of the first column!
If I apply the style to an existing table, all of whose border rules were set directly, the same thing happens