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Table cells are 3D

Problem

You choose Insert, Table to add a table to a slide. When you give any of the table cells a fill color, they become 3D. The 3D On/Off button on the 3D Toolbar is disabled, so you can't remove the 3D setting.

Solution

If you've just created the table and haven't got too much work in it already, delete it, then do this to reset your AutoShape defaults to NO 3D:

Now insert a new table and fill a cell or two with color to verify that they don't turn 3D. If not, go ahead and create your table.

If the table's already filled with text and you don't want to retype it, do the 3D reset trick above then

If the table's already filled, formatted, slaved over and there's no WAY you want to do all that work again, select the table then run this bit of VBA code on it:

Sub Remove3D()
	ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.ThreeD.Visible=msoFalse
End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.


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Table cells are 3D
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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