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  #1  
Old July 22nd, 2008, 03:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
C1ER
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

I created a table style based on Table Grid (Word 2003 SP3). I applied a blue
font color to the header row. I also set the font, font size, and bold for
the header row. These settings are applied, but the header row color will not
change no matter what I set the color to - it resets it to black every time.
How can I get my style to accept blue for the header row color? Please help.
TIA!
  #2  
Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

Can you successfully modify the Table Grid style in another document? If so,
you could then use the Organizer (Tools | Templates and Add-Ins, Organizer
button) to copy it to the document where you are unable to modify it.

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Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
I created a table style based on Table Grid (Word 2003 SP3). I applied a
blue
font color to the header row. I also set the font, font size, and bold for
the header row. These settings are applied, but the header row color will
not
change no matter what I set the color to - it resets it to black every
time.
How can I get my style to accept blue for the header row color? Please
help.
TIA!




  #3  
Old July 24th, 2008, 01:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
C1ER
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

Yes, I was able to create the style in another document, but for some reason,
when I used Organizer to copy it over to my template, it resets the header
color to black. I also tried to copy the style from the new document into my
source document, but it resets the color to gray (not black, though).

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Can you successfully modify the Table Grid style in another document? If so,
you could then use the Organizer (Tools | Templates and Add-Ins, Organizer
button) to copy it to the document where you are unable to modify it.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
I created a table style based on Table Grid (Word 2003 SP3). I applied a
blue
font color to the header row. I also set the font, font size, and bold for
the header row. These settings are applied, but the header row color will
not
change no matter what I set the color to - it resets it to black every
time.
How can I get my style to accept blue for the header row color? Please
help.
TIA!





  #4  
Old July 24th, 2008, 10:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

If you *reapply* the copied table style to the relevant table(s), does that
make a difference? You can use Ctrl+Alt+U to clear the formatting and then
just apply the style again.

Also, if you are referring to the text color, as opposed to the cell
shading, note that table styles are a bit tricky with respect to those
settings, as explained at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/tablestyles/index.html. :-( Applying the
desired paragraph style to the text should work better.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
Yes, I was able to create the style in another document, but for some
reason,
when I used Organizer to copy it over to my template, it resets the header
color to black. I also tried to copy the style from the new document into
my
source document, but it resets the color to gray (not black, though).

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Can you successfully modify the Table Grid style in another document? If
so,
you could then use the Organizer (Tools | Templates and Add-Ins,
Organizer
button) to copy it to the document where you are unable to modify it.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
I created a table style based on Table Grid (Word 2003 SP3). I applied a
blue
font color to the header row. I also set the font, font size, and bold
for
the header row. These settings are applied, but the header row color
will
not
change no matter what I set the color to - it resets it to black every
time.
How can I get my style to accept blue for the header row color? Please
help.
TIA!












  #5  
Old July 24th, 2008, 04:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Klaus Linke
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

Also, have you modified the color of the "Normal" paragraph styles?

The "Normal" paragraph style is applied to all table cells. Unfortunately,
if you've modified some property of the Normal style, that will be applied
in the table style too... You can't define that property in the table style
any more.

So, if you use table styles, it's best to leave the Normal paragraph style
untouched from its default.

Regards,
Klaus

  #6  
Old July 24th, 2008, 06:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
C1ER
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

No, I didn't change the Normal paragraph style, but I thought this might be
where it's picking up the black/Auto text setting. Thanks for the info!

"Klaus Linke" wrote:

Also, have you modified the color of the "Normal" paragraph styles?

The "Normal" paragraph style is applied to all table cells. Unfortunately,
if you've modified some property of the Normal style, that will be applied
in the table style too... You can't define that property in the table style
any more.

So, if you use table styles, it's best to leave the Normal paragraph style
untouched from its default.

Regards,
Klaus


  #7  
Old July 24th, 2008, 04:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
C1ER
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

Reapplying the table style doesn't work, either, unfortunately. Thanks for
the article - this is helpful, and now I know I'm not crazy. I think we'll
just go with the table style and accept the black text. Thanks for all your
help!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

If you *reapply* the copied table style to the relevant table(s), does that
make a difference? You can use Ctrl+Alt+U to clear the formatting and then
just apply the style again.

Also, if you are referring to the text color, as opposed to the cell
shading, note that table styles are a bit tricky with respect to those
settings, as explained at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/tablestyles/index.html. :-( Applying the
desired paragraph style to the text should work better.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
Yes, I was able to create the style in another document, but for some
reason,
when I used Organizer to copy it over to my template, it resets the header
color to black. I also tried to copy the style from the new document into
my
source document, but it resets the color to gray (not black, though).

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Can you successfully modify the Table Grid style in another document? If
so,
you could then use the Organizer (Tools | Templates and Add-Ins,
Organizer
button) to copy it to the document where you are unable to modify it.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
I created a table style based on Table Grid (Word 2003 SP3). I applied a
blue
font color to the header row. I also set the font, font size, and bold
for
the header row. These settings are applied, but the header row color
will
not
change no matter what I set the color to - it resets it to black every
time.
How can I get my style to accept blue for the header row color? Please
help.
TIA!












  #8  
Old July 25th, 2008, 09:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

Thank you for the feedback.

Note that you can save an example table, formatted the way you want it, as
an AutoText entry and then insert the AutoText whenever you want that
particular formatting.

By using AutoText entries, you avoid the problems with table styles but, of
course, unless you want to try macros there is no way to automatically
update the formatting of existing tables inserted as AutoTexts.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
Reapplying the table style doesn't work, either, unfortunately. Thanks for
the article - this is helpful, and now I know I'm not crazy. I think we'll
just go with the table style and accept the black text. Thanks for all
your
help!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

If you *reapply* the copied table style to the relevant table(s), does
that
make a difference? You can use Ctrl+Alt+U to clear the formatting and
then
just apply the style again.

Also, if you are referring to the text color, as opposed to the cell
shading, note that table styles are a bit tricky with respect to those
settings, as explained at
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/tablestyles/index.html. :-( Applying the
desired paragraph style to the text should work better.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
Yes, I was able to create the style in another document, but for some
reason,
when I used Organizer to copy it over to my template, it resets the
header
color to black. I also tried to copy the style from the new document
into
my
source document, but it resets the color to gray (not black, though).

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Can you successfully modify the Table Grid style in another document?
If
so,
you could then use the Organizer (Tools | Templates and Add-Ins,
Organizer
button) to copy it to the document where you are unable to modify it.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"C1ER" wrote in message
...
I created a table style based on Table Grid (Word 2003 SP3). I
applied a
blue
font color to the header row. I also set the font, font size, and
bold
for
the header row. These settings are applied, but the header row color
will
not
change no matter what I set the color to - it resets it to black
every
time.
How can I get my style to accept blue for the header row color?
Please
help.
TIA!


















  #9  
Old July 31st, 2008, 04:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
PamC via OfficeKB.com
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Default Font color won't change in header row of my Table style

One trick to getting & keeping stable tables is to avoid setting font
characteristics in a table style. Use paragraph styles instead. Many
technical documents have lots of tables that are quite different from each
other and that require a lot of manual formatting. Table styles are great
for quickly formatting them. But table style text settings tend to override
manual formatting and paragraph styles. (Or the conflicting setting confuse
Word.)

Your best bet is to start fresh. Clear all formatting and then apply the
unmodified table grid style. Create a new table style that is based on table
grid and that does not have text formatting specified (font, size, color,
horizontal alignment, etc.). Create your table paragraph styles. Three is
often enough: table heading, table text, and table bullet. Now apply your
new table style and table text paragraph style to the whole table, then
apply the table heading and bullet styles appropriately.

HTH,
PamC

C1ER wrote:
Reapplying the table style doesn't work, either, unfortunately. Thanks for
the article - this is helpful, and now I know I'm not crazy. I think we'll
just go with the table style and accept the black text. Thanks for all your
help!

If you *reapply* the copied table style to the relevant table(s), does that
make a difference? You can use Ctrl+Alt+U to clear the formatting and then

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help.
TIA!


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