All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.
I have a bunch of large documents, with many tables that have different and inconsistent fill styles – some of them are not readable in black and white when printed.
I cannot change the background fill for all the tables at once. The problem I have is that when I open such a document, and Select All, the Table Properties are inactive.
Do you know a technique for selecting all the tables, or a method for applying global format of tables, with a script or some other way?
How to solve :
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Create a macro in Word using the following code:
Sub SelectAllTables() Dim tbl As Table Application.ScreenUpdating = False For Each tbl In ActiveDocument.Tables tbl.Range.Editors.Add wdEditorEveryone Next ActiveDocument.SelectAllEditableRanges (wdEditorEveryone) ActiveDocument.DeleteAllEditableRanges (wdEditorEveryone) Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
Run the macro to select all tables, then you can modify their backgrounds in one go.
I believe Kutools for Word add-in allows you to select all tables at once. It’s also compatible with Word 2003.
Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂