Applying Table Styles in Word
Table styles define the appearance of your tables, and ePublisher uses table styles to define the appearance of tables in generated output. When you work with tables in your Microsoft Word source documents, ensure you apply the correct table styles to your tables. The Stationery designer defines the table styles you can use in your Microsoft Word source documents in the Microsoft Word templates you associate with your Microsoft Word source documents. If you want to specify a different table styles for sets of tables in your generated output, first ensure the different table styles you want to apply are available in your Microsoft Word source document. Then apply the different table styles to tables in your Microsoft Word source documents as appropriate.
For example, you may have a small set of tables that contain information about a specific component in a product. If you decide you want to modify the appearance of these tables in your generated output by specifying that the tables associated with this component display with a yellow background in your generated output, apply a table style available in your Microsoft Word source document that the Stationery designer created to meet this requirement. When you generate output, the Stationery designed by the Stationery designer specifies that any tables created with a table style configured to display tables with a yellow background display in your output with a yellow background.
If you are working in Microsoft Word 2000 or earlier, you can use the TableStyle marker if you want to change the table style of one table or a small set of tables. In earlier versions of Microsoft Word, such as in Microsoft Word 2000 or earlier, Microsoft Word did not provide table styles. However, you can use the TableStyle marker types to specify table styles in Microsoft Word 2000 or earlier. To use the TableStyle marker in source documents created with Microsoft Word 2000 or earlier, consult with the Stationery designer and verify that the Stationery designer configured your Stationery to use the Table Style marker. To use the TableStyle marker, insert the TableStyle marker using the WebWorks Transit menu for Word into a cell in the table header row, then save your document, generate output, and verify in Output Explorer that ePublisher applied the table style you specified correctly.
Note: If you are working with Microsoft Word 2002 or later, do not use the TableStyle marker.