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PPT2000: New Tables Contain Arrow Formatting for All Lines

Article ID: 248236

Article Last Modified on 11/30/2000


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248236


When you create a new table in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, all the lines in your table contain an arrow format. This problem may only occur in specific presentations, but does not occur in a new, blank presentation.


Within your presentation, the default Begin style and End style settings for the table lines AutoShape contain arrows.


To resolve this problem:

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Insert a new blank slide. To do this, click New Slide on the Insert menu.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Table.
  4. Click OK to accept the default 2-by-2 table.
  5. Select the table, and on the Draw menu, click Ungroup. Click Yes when you are asked about converting the table to PowerPoint shapes.
  6. Select a line in the table.
  7. On the Format menu, click AutoShape.
  8. Under Arrows, change the Begin style and End style settings to any non-arrow format.
  9. Click to select (place a check mark in) the Default for new objects check box.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Remove this slide from you presentation.
  12. On the File menu, click Save.

Now when you create a new table in your presentation, it will not contain any arrow formatting.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Keywords: kbtable kbprb KB248236