A client has sent me data in the Windows version of MS Excel. I copied the data, and when I paste it into MS Word for Mac, it becomes a table. So far, so good.
The MS-Word for Mac table thus created is giving me fits! Nothing I apply in "table properties" will stick. For example, I have table cells with half-a-page of white space below the text. I've gone into each column, and there are no excess line feeds in any of the cells. I've also tried table properties where I tell Word not to specify any row height.
As soon as I apply the "no row height" option in "table properties," the rows initially discard all the white space. But within a second or two, the white space reappears. When I look at table properties again, the "specify row height" box is semi-checked (telling me that at least some cells have auto-magically reapplied a minimum height setting)!
I've also looked in "format paragraph" settings to ensure that no pre or post-text spacing is applied. I set all such paragraph settings to zero, but nothing changes in my document. But the next time I open the "format paragraph" box, all of my manual paragraph entries are gone and all the paragraph formatting entry cells have defaulted to blank.