But note that not all properties of a table format are applied to an existing 
table when you change it to a new format. Column widths, in particular, are not 
changed after the fact; the column widths that are part of a table format are 
only the defaults that are applied to a *new* table. Same thing for the 
paragraph tags that are remembered for the heading row, and the first row and 
column of the body; these are only the defaults that will be applied to a new 

-Fred Ridder

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:46:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Copy Special for a Table Tag
From: ljsims...@gmail.com
To: craig...@hotmail.com
CC: framers@lists.frameusers.com; dixit.ponnuk...@tcs.com

Are you trying to change all the tables in a document from one table tag to 
another table tag, or are you trying to update all the properties of a 
particular table tag?

If the first, you can do it using the Global Update option.

1. Put your cursor inside the one of the tables
2. Open Table Designer
3. Select the new table tag from the drop-down list

4. From the Commands drop-down, select Global Update options
5. Select "All Properties" and "All Tagged". Set All Tagged to the OLD table 
tag (the one you want to change FROM)
6. Click Update. Click OK to confirm that you want to change all the tables 
tagged with the OLD tag to the NEW tag.

If the second, open the Table Designer, update the properties, and click Update 
All. All tables with the same tag will get the new properties.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Craig Ede <craig...@hotmail.com> wrote:

Sounds like a job for an ExtendScript.


Subject: Copy Special for a Table Tag
From: dixit.ponnuk...@tcs.com

To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:49:39 +0530

Hi,Just wanted to know if there is a way to apply the table properties through 
the "Copy Special" option for a table tag in FrameMaker. 

Right now, I am handling a migration work where the existing content has to be 
transformed to a different template. For which, this option would be handy.

Because if this is feasible, then I can use the Find/Replace - "By Pasting" 
option and I will be able to convert all the tables in one go as opposed to 
applying the table tag by individually selecting each table from the document.

Please advise.
Thanks & Regards

Dixit Ponnukasu

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