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How to work out which Table a Run belongs to


I’m using the following code to make sure that every Table in a document is set to Arial font.

foreach (Run run in doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Run, true))
if (run.ParentParagraph.IsInCell) { run.Font.Name = “Arial”; }

This works fine.

However, I’ve now been asked to set the first 8 tables to 12pt and all the rest to 10pt. Is it possible to evaluate which table a Run belongs to? Or would there be a more efficient way of achieving this?

Any assistance gratefully received.



Thanks for your request. You can try inserting a Bookmark in a table, which you would like to find. Then you can use the following code to find the table:

Document doc = new Document("in.doc");

// Get bookmark

Bookmark bk = doc.Range.Bookmarks["bookmark"];

if (bk != null)


// Get table, where bookmark is located.

Node table = bk.BookmarkStart.GetAncestor(NodeType.Table);

if (table != null)

// Work with table.


Best regards,

Hmm - that doesn’t really tell me which Table a Run is part of…

Hi Mark,

Please see the code below which should achieve what you are looking for.

// All tables in the document.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

NodeCollection tableNodes = doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Table, true);

foreach (Run run in doc.GetChildNodes(NodeType.Run, true))


Table parentTable = (Table)run.GetAncestor(NodeType.Table);

// Find and compare the ID of the table which contains this run.

if (tableNodes.IndexOf(parentTable) < 8)

run.Font.Size = 12;


run.Font.Size = 10;



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