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    Par styles in new table (2002 SP-2)

    When I create a new table, the paragraph style of the blank paragraph in each cell is the paragraph style that was already in effect for the location where I inserted the table. So far so good. The annoyance is: If that paragraph style includes any Left Indent, First Line Indent or Hanging Indent settings, Word applies direct formatting to each blank paragraph in the table that resets those indents back to 0.

    As a clean-up solution, I can select the entire table and .ResetPara, but I'm wondering if there's an option setting I've missed or some other tweak that would prevent Word from applying the direct formatting in the first place.

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    Re: Par styles in new table (2002 SP-2)

    I think it's a half-fix meant to resolve all those support calls about the text overflowing the cells... I'm not aware of any special "do not mess with my formatting" option for inserting tables.

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    Re: Par styles in new table (2002 SP-2)

    Word also removes the indents if you convert text to tables. I don't like that much, either, in most cases.

    If Ctrl+Q makes you nervous because you're not sure that you haven't applied paragraph formatting ("page break before", shading, ...) somewhere on purpose, you could use a cleanup macro that loops all paragraphs and resets the indents to those of the styles.

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