RE: Word Table Shading Messed Up in PDF

Subject: RE: Word Table Shading Messed Up in PDF
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 14:17:08 -0400

Hey, doesn't this very thread answer the craft, art, science thing?
Clearly, a repeatable process this is not . . . requiring craft, daring
do, and sneakiness . . ..

Anyway, I have a direction. If I paste the table into a brandy-new,
clean, WordXP doc, the table prints fine to PDF. No goofs with shading.

However, I have been unable to paste the table back, paste the entire
existing doc into a brandy-new doc, or any reasonable such shortcut.
Compounding this issue is the fact that the doc is using a custom page
size, funky margins, and if I try to save back as Word95 or something to
clean this thang through a filter, too much Word2000-2002-specific stuff
gets whacked.

Given what I have found, can anybody suggest a fix? (No, _not_ using
Word is _not an issue. And, I'm gonna tell unc' Billy about you . . ..)



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Brierley

WinXP, WordXP, Acrobat/Distiller 5.0.5, Distiller printer using

I have a word table in which the rows are alternately shaded. The edges
of the cells in shaded rows are messed up, with the shading seeming to
narrow down to the height of the text in the cell and not the entire
cell height.

Anyone know what Word is doing for table row shading, what the issue is,
and how to fix the issue (and keep the row shaded ;?).

Checkout the second table on this sample to see what I'm on about:

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