@Andrew – my advice here is:
Try avoiding Table Styles. Just use Cell Styles.
Table styles work beautifully.
The only caveat is that when you create a table you need to "Clear Overides" for both cell style and table style, then you can apply the Table Style, it invokes the Headers, footers, left column etc. all in one go.
You definitely need to build the cell styles first and get them exactly how you want them. And then create a Table Style and set it up using the Cell Styles you've created.
Once done you can go ahead and set the Cell Style to None - and just use the Table Style.
Works for me, everytime.
Hi all- thanks for the notes.
Eugene - while I have ALL overrides cleared - table, cell, paragraph, character, and I even checked object - the best I can seem to do is to just have the table style apply to the whole table, even if it includes a defined header style (which it does).
I then have to manually apply the header style to the header row for success...
Any idea why the header style might not be coming along for the ride?
You have to physically make the header row a header row - select it and right click and choose Convert to Header Row or use the Table option from the top menu.
That is the only flaw I can find with the "convert text to table" you can't define a header row or style at that time, whereas, if you choose Table>Insert Table you can do it from there to automatically have a header row and/or footer row - as well as selecting the table style.
Ok - I'll try it out. Thanks.