RE: TOOLS: Word - Table Formatting Macro

Subject: RE: TOOLS: Word - Table Formatting Macro
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 10:57:09 +1000

I have four std table types in my autotexts. They are good for a basis, but
splitting cells and merging rows doesn't always have consistant results with
more complex formatting.

Your last point is much more relevant, if ONLY I could save my custom
formatting as a std table def :-(

Steve Hudson
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Wright Technologies (Aus)
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael West

Steve Hudson wrote:
> > Its taken me 4 hours, but ....

Andrew Plato wrote:
> Why not just format a table the exact way you want it and then copy/paste
> it as needed throughout your document? That would take far less than 4
> hours and acheive the same results.

Yeah, what he said. The AutoText feature is handy for
this task if it is required in multiple documents. Store
it as a toolbar button if you like.

On a related matter, I've never understood why Microsoft
Wad doesn't allow saving custom table formats under its
on-the-verge-of-being-almost-not-useless Table AutoFormat
function, but then who are we to question the Will of the


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