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Old 10-27-2017, 10:59 AM
Ulodesk Ulodesk is offline 'Modify table style' is greyed out Windows 7 64bit 'Modify table style' is greyed out Office 2013
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I'm not finding answers on this in searches. Here's the context:
At work we use several custom tables I created, originally in W2010 or 2013, in a custom template. Today, in reviewing a proposal document from a client into which we were obliged to insert our response, though in our own formats, I came across instances in our custom tables in which the table text style, required to be 11 pt, which I had therefore increased from 10 in the style in that document, was not being applied; the text stubbornly stayed at 10 pt, even when formatted for 11 adn showing 11 in both style and local formatting. I determined that the custom table style had 10 pt built-in, something I had done originally and not recalled; but I was able to modify the table style by right-clicking the table style (I keep the table styles gallery in my QAT), and all was well.

Realizing this problem might come up again, I later opened my copy of our custom template, stored on my computer, to make the same modification (i.e., removing specification of point size) in the offending table, only to find "Modify table style" greyed out for all three custom tables, whether I opened the template or a document based on it. Why I should have been able to modify the table style from a document on SharePoint baffles me, except that it divorces documents from custom templates.

Short of recreating the table styles, is there no way to modify them? They are not locked, the template is not read-only, etc.
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itcassy itcassy is offline 'Modify table style' is greyed out Windows 10 'Modify table style' is greyed out Office 2021
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This was annoying me when I was just working on a Word Template. I just figured it out and am posting it since there were no solutions in any of the results I looked at!

When you create a new table style and then go back to try to modify it, "Modify Table Style" will be greyed out until you apply that style to the table your cursor is in.

Again, the style must be applied to the table, or you need to move your cursor into the table that has your custom table style applied to it, THEN Modify Table Style will become active.

Hope that makes sense and helps someone out there!
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Old 09-20-2022, 12:20 PM
Greengecko Greengecko is offline 'Modify table style' is greyed out Windows 7 64bit 'Modify table style' is greyed out Office 2010 64bit
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Genius! @itcassy your answer works.
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