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  1. Thanks for the info. I will play with your suggestions. I'm in the "thinking mode" of InDesign and as you know, things can get somewhat complex when it comes to formatting tables and creating style templates. It seems in InDesign you have to start at the atomic level and build everything up from there. That's what I was doing in creating a character style, then a paragraph style, etc. So Publisher's approach to things, that I've seen so far, is really great. This is a really good program and I'm always looking for easier ways to do things. Again, thanks for the advice. David Sampson
  2. Also, I don't see a way to adjust the cell height or width within this table editor. I created the table header style with a larger row height than the default, but when I apply the style, it doesn't reflect the height. Dave
  3. I created a paragraph style to be the header row for a table called "Table Header Brown". Then duplicated the default table style and began to edit it. Several observations: 1. If you choose the vertically center button, it is not sticky between calling up instances of the table designer 2. If you add a column to the default layout (shown on the left), there is a + button to add columns or rows, but no - button to delete the col or row 3. When I create a cell type for the header row and apply it to the default layout, the header repeats again after the number of "default" style rows when applied to a table. The default cell format is still based on the Table Body format, and my header rows are based on my customer header cell as shown in the attached figure. I did figure out that if you drag the down arrow on the left side to the next row, it will only apply the cell formatting to the top row. Sorry if this is intended behavior, I'm just trying to figure this out. thanks David Sampson
  4. When I edit the paragraph style by choosing the drop down arrow from the text style window, and go to Initial Words, it does not retain the setting I have defined. For example, I created a RED_Bold char style, then created a new paragraph style. What I want is to have everything at the beginning in red and bold up until it sees a dash (-). So after a little fiddling, I got that to work. So now I have a Red Bold Bullet paragraph style. When I edit that, the dash I added to the end char is not there (only the default end chars), enabled is not selected even though I am on one of the bullet items that has that formatting applied and the Style setting does not reflect my Red Char Bold style I defined. First image - Dialog after I select editing and the style is defined Second Image - The dialog as it should be when I defined the style (note: I forgot to check Enabled when I took this snapshot, but it should be enabled) Also, I would recommend changing the text in the dialog to make it clearer to the user on what this does. The Max word count applies to the first X words, the End char is where the effect stops, and the style is the char style applied. If I wanted to exclude the dash from being colored but allow up to the first X number of words to have the char style, what would I use as an end char? Can I use a symbol and not have it print or something like that (hidden char for example)? This is going to be a super great program! Great work guys! Thanks Dave
  5. When I have the Text Styles list shown, I was able to select multiple items. I don't think you wanted that. dave
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