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I made a custom table style using MS Word 2007. I set the font to be Arial 10pt and to apply to the whole table. The font changed to Arial, but the font size of my table did not change. When I go to Modify Table Style again the drop-down for the font size is blank (i.e. no size is selected). Attempting to change the font size via the drop-down or Format->Font button has no effect. Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

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It should work, pretty much as you describe. As you change "Apply formatting to", you should see the modifications for each area. Maybe try just applying your change to the header row and see what happens? – Rhys Gibson Apr 3 '11 at 20:37
Table styles used to work great in versions of Word prior to 2007. I used office 2002 and 2003 for years without these kinds of problems. Now, M$ has to go and break table styles. I know it's not just my machine or document because I've experienced the same difficulty with table styles in Word 2007 ever since I started using it (multiple machines, multiple documents). This junk software has been out for 4 years now, and they still haven't fixed it! – Jim Fell Apr 6 '11 at 14:17
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This is apparently a bug that Microsoft isn't going to fix.

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