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    Hello.
    How should I set about creating a table to use as a template for future tables?
    I know that I could use Themes to use consistent colours etc., but what about setting
    the thickness of table borders, etc?
    Thanks in advance, Andy.

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    Which version are you usuig?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    Which version are you usuig?
    Sorry, should have mentioned - 2007. Andy.

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    See Change the look of a table - PowerPoint. There's a tip for making a table style default.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    See Change the look of a table - PowerPoint. There's a tip for making a table style default.
    Thank you, that's very useful.
    Can I also ask, is it possible to add a table to a slide master, so that it can be
    re-used within the presentation? Andy.

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    I'm sorry, I don't know - I don't have Office 2007. Hopefully someone else will come up with a helpful reply.

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    Andrew, the answer is...sort of. If you place a table onto a layout (V07-speak for a slide master), you will get an uneditable table on your slide. That's useful if you create a table to show permanent content on a slide, but not what you are after. The closest V07 can get you is its ability to add placeholders to layouts, whereby you could add a Table placeholder, enabling you to quickly create a table with a single click.

    I suspect, however, that what you seek is a ready-built table, all formatted, just waiting to have data added to it. For that, I think you would need a VBA solution, but I'd be interested in what others have to say about that...
    Rick Altman
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