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    [attachment=87056:TableStyleDialog.png]
    What is Priority? What does it do and where do you control it from?

    I don't believe this was present in 2003.
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    It's not a property of a table, but of a style. And yes, it's new in Word 2007. Here is the definition from the Word 2007 VBA reference:

    Priority | Returns or sets a Long that represents the priority for sorting styles in the Styles task pane. Read/write.
    So there - that's crystal clear, isn't it?

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    And it looks like this is where priority is set.
    [attachment=87058:ManageStyles.png]

    Oddly enough, priority values only seem to be displayed in the modify styles dialog box, when the style being modified is a table style.
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    When you choose the "recommended" sort in the styles pane options, the styles will be listed in numerical order according to the priority values; those styles given the same value will be listed alphabetically. I never use the recommended sort for the styles pane. MS never explained it, I prefer alphabetical lists, and besides I couldn't figure out who was doing the recommending! Recently, I learned more about them and that the quick styles are also listed in recommend order. So I have begun to use priority values.

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    Just tagging on to Pam's comment: Setting the priority value for styles is a really useful tool in controlling the order in which styles appear, in both the Quick Styles area as well as in the Styles pane, and one of the new features I like best about Word 2007. But it does appear that the ability to modify the priority number assigned to the different built-in table styles, has been disabled.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Frieder View Post
    Just tagging on to Pam's comment: Setting the priority value for styles is a really useful tool in controlling the order in which styles appear, in both the Quick Styles area as well as in the Styles pane, and one of the new features I like best about Word 2007. But it does appear that the ability to modify the priority number assigned to the different built-in table styles, has been disabled.

    Gary
    Right. The abiity only apples to styles that can appear in the styles pane: just the paragraph, linked, and character styles. (You can] see the list and table styles in manage styles.)

    Pam
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