Style/Font Size Problem


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FJ

Hi, I’m using Word 2007 and I’m having a style problem. I created a new
paragraph style with the following properties: Times New Roman 12 pt font,
12 pts of paragraph spacing after. When I apply this style to text outside
of a table, everything is fine. However, when I try to apply it to text
within a table, the font size is 11 pt, even though the style definition says
12. Even normal style in this document is 12 pt, so I have no idea where it
is getting 11 from. If I redefine the font size of this particular style to
be 8 points or 14 points or any other font size, it seems to work in a table.
But for some reason it doesn’t like 12. Is there a reason for this and is
there anything I can do about it other than direct formatting? Or is it just
a bug?

Thank you in advance for any information.
 
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Stefan Blom

Does selecting the text and pressing Ctrl+SpaceBar make a difference?

What is the setting for font size in the table style?
 
F

FJ

Hi, Stefan, thanks for your reply. Yes, I’ve tried Ctrl+Spacebar but it
didn’t work. The interesting thing is that although this problem occurs in
every new table in every Word 2007 document I've tried, I don’t have the
problem when working with tables created in earlier versions of Word, even
though the file itself is a Word 2007 file. For instance, right now I’m
working with a Word 2007 document with several tables, some of which were
newly created in 2007 and some that were created a few years ago with Word
2002, and the only ones that have the problem are the new tables created in
2007.

I guess this really isn’t a huge problem since directly formatting the text
in the new tables as 12 points does stick. I’m just very puzzled and curious
as to why I’m having this problem. Just to make sure it wasn’t just me, I
recently asked someone at work to try it and they had the same problem. It's
very interesting.
 
F

FJ

Hi, I forgot to answer your question about the font size. The font size of
the style that I'm trying to use for the table is 12. The font size of
Normal style in this document is 12, also.
 
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FJ

Hi, Stefan, thanks for your reply. By "table style" do you mean the Table
Grid style? If so, it was set to 11. I'm kind of foggy on table styles and
I never use them so it didn't even occur to me to check.

Anyway, I found that if I put my cursor in the table, go to the "Table
Styles" group and click "Clear", then the font in the table changes to 12
points. :) Another thing that seems to work is modifying the Table Grid
style to be 12 points. :) I guess maybe the Table Grid font size was
overriding the font size of the new style that I created? As I said, I'm
kind of foggy on the whole table style thing and I don't really know how they
work. I just like to use paragraph styles. I don't remember ever having a
problem like this in earlier versions of Word.

It's also kind of strange because like I said, it only seems to happen if I
want to make the font size 12. Other font sizes don't seem to have this
problem. Interesting. Anyway, this seems to solve the problem, at least for
now. :) Thank you so much for your help. :)
 
F

FJ

Hi, Stefan, thank you for the link. It has a lot of good information. I now
realize more than ever why I've always avoided using table styles. :}

Thanks again!
 
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