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    Table Gridlines (2002)

    Is the Table Show/Hide Gridlines setting saved with the document? I ask because on some documents when I choose to Show the Gridlines and then save the document, the next time I open the document the gridlines appear. However, given the same circumstances, in other documents, when I re-open the document the gridlines do not appear. Please help.

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    Word doesn't store the status of gridlines with a document. It is a property of the active window. Word applies the most recently setting to newly opened windows.

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    Where in the default settings (and where are they) can you reassert that you want gridlines to show if you open a document in the active window?

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    I assume the setting is stored in the binary (and hence not human-readable) Settings value in the registry key HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordData. During a session, Word will apply the most recently used setting.

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    I see. Why I have entered this thread is that when one of our word processors opens a document that has a table heading at the top of the document, her Show/Hide is all of a sudden hiding her gridlines, so she has to stop and click on Show/Hide to get the gridlines back. She never used to have to do this. In fact, no one else seems to be experiencing this problem. So, I am trying to trouble-shoot. Thanks.

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    Strange - Show/Hide has nothing to do with gridlines by default. Does she have a macro named ShowAll (for example in her Normal.dot)? A macro of that name would hijack the Show/Hide button.

    She could try Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post> to see if she can pinpoint the culprit.

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    Thanks, Hans. We will look into it further.

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    For troubleshooting, take a look at <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>. When you say she must click on Show/Hide, I assume you mean from the Table menu. The Show/Hide button on the standard toolbar should have nothing to do with showing gridlines.

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    Yes. We are talking about the gridlines associated with tables--not the gridlines available through the Drawing toolbar. Sorry about the confusion. I have printed the "Systematic Method of Fixing Common Problems & the Data Key" and will see if we can effect a remedy. Thank you for your input!

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    There is no problem. This is Word behavior. Your remedy is:

    The user with the gridlines off should:
    1. close all documents, and Word.
    2. restart Word
    3. start a new blank document
    4. insert a table
    5. show table gridlines

    Now, in all documents opened, gridlines will show. (Maybe I misunderstood, have you taken these steps and still Word hides gridlines on the next opened document?)

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    Re: Table Gridlines (2002)

    You did not misunderstand. We tried this yesterday, and the person now has her gridlines upon opening a document with a table header. Thanks.

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