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    Table Normal style (Word XP)

    Does anyone know why the Table Normal style properties in Word XP, if printed or viewed in Organizer, aren't necessarily correct?

    The Table AutoFormat dialog that's available via the Table menu doesn't allow you to modify this style, and even if you supposedly use it as the default table style, it seems to just use the Normal style (and its presence in a document isn't evident, unlike other default table styles - until you try to Find them and discover that they aren't listed). But no matter what Normal style properties I have, the Table Normal style properties, as listed, don't change (and seem "stuck" on the original Normal ones.)

    What gives? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Table Normal style (Word XP)

    That is a real puzzle. Table Normal is not listed as a style at all in the Styles Pane so you can't edit it there either. It is listed however in Organiser and in the Table Autoformat as you have discovered.

    I don't have any insights to add here but I am interested to find out what else you discover. I am going to be wrestling with Table styles next week on a job and would appreciate any new information before I get into that little task.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Table Normal style (Word XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 25-Sep-03 19:59. To get that old dialog...)</P>Here's a theory. Perhaps it is like the "Default Paragraph Font" character style that really is not a style, just an kind of "go to default" setting that you can apply to replace another style. Once piece of evidence in support of this theory: if you call up the old Styles dialog, both "Default Paragraph Font" and "Table Normal" have a disabled Modify... button. Coincidence

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