17 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2016 11:22 PM by Laubender

    Why do my new empty table cells always have bizarre font formatting

    tomhock Level 1

      Everytime I create blank spaces (e.g. insert new rows or columns) in existing tables, they default to some weird text formatting that doesn't appear anywhere else in the document, much less that table.  It's always highlighted or bold-italic, or red, or all of it.  I've even created a new paragraph style, selected an entire new row and applied it, but the first time I put a text cursor in one of the cells I see that its formatting has picked up "overrides" with the messed up additional attributes I don't want.

       

      I'M SICK OF HAVING TO CORRECT THIS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

       

      To top it off, it is all but impossible to create a search query for this problem that won't return a million results for how to format table cells, how to manage borders, how to paste spreadsheet data, and a bunch of other stuff that has nothing to do with the problem.

       

      1. Existing table

      2. Insert column

      3. New column has unwanted text formatting that is not used anywhere else in that table.

      4. Cannot globally change this formatting; it must be undone cell by cell.

       

      WHY?

      HOW DO I STOP THIS?