Microsoft KB Archive/248236
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:
- Open your PowerPoint presentation.
- Insert a new blank slide. To do this, click New Slide on the Insert menu.
- On the Insert menu, click Table.
- Click OK to accept the default 2-by-2 table.
- Select the table, and on the Draw menu, click Ungroup. Click Yes when you are asked about converting the table to PowerPoint shapes.
- Select a line in the table.
- On the Format menu, click AutoShape.
- Under Arrows, change the Begin style and End style settings to any non-arrow format.
- Click to select (place a check mark in) the Default for new objects check box.
- Click OK.
- Remove this slide from you presentation.
- 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.
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