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I converted a table from Word to Kompozer and the first top cell on the left has a different border than the other cells.  I cannot figure out what is wrong.  I want the border to be the same on all of the cells.  
source-file.txt
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Question by:blerman456
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Hi bkerman456,

Most likely it is some of the wonderfully wacky Word WYSIWYG we wistfully wish would go away.

Post the source code for the table.
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by:blerman456
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I attached the source code for the entire file.  I am not sure where the table code begins.  Please see file source-file.txt
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Sorry, I missed it the first time...I was focusing on the screenshot.

I stripped out all of the Word specific HTML using Dreamweaver (it has a built-in command to handle this)
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">
<head>
<meta content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"
 http-equiv="Content-Type">
<style>
<!--
 
.MsoPapDefault {
	line-height:115%;
}
-->
</style>
<title>rubric</title>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" lang="EN-US">
<div class="Section1">
  <p style="text-align: center;"
 align="center"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Famous Computer
    Scientists and
    Mathematicians Rubric</span></p>
  <table pt="" border="2"
 cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <thead>
      <tr>
        <td
 valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" text-align: center; line-height: normal;"
 align="center">4</p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" text-align: center; line-height: normal;"
 align="center">4</p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" text-align: center; line-height: normal;"
 align="center">2</p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" text-align: center; line-height: normal;"
 align="center">1</p></td>
      </tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Demonstrated</span></p>
          <p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Knowledge</span></p></td>
        <td><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Demonstrates a thorough
            understanding of <span class="GramE">PowerPoint ,</span> creates a comprehensive presentation and shows a thorough understanding
            of three different computer scientists and/or mathematicians
            and&nbsp; contribution to the field of technology.&nbsp; </span></p></td>
        <td><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Demonstrates an understanding of
            PowerPoint and shows an understanding of 2 different computer
            scientists and/or mathematicians and their contribution to the field of
            technology.</span></p></td>
        <td><p
 style=" text-align: center; line-height: normal;"
 align="center"><span style="font-size: 9pt;">Demonstrates
            a partial understanding of PowerPoint, and shows an understanding of 1
            computer scientist and/or mathematician and their contribution to the
            field of technology.</span></p></td>
        <td><p
 style=" text-align: center; line-height: normal;"
 align="center"><span style="font-size: 9pt;">Demonstrates
            very little understanding of PowerPoint and does not show an
            understanding of any computer scientists or mathematicians. </span></p></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Presentation</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">The student group presents
            information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">The student group presents
            information in logical sequence which audience can follow.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Audience has difficulty following
            presentation because <span class="GramE">students jumps</span> around.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Audience cannot understand
            presentation because there is no sequence of information.</span></p></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Content of newsletter </span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p style="line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Complete and correct biography of 5
            computer scientists/and or mathematicians free from grammatical errors.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Mostly complete and correct
            biography of 4 to 5 computer scientists/and or mathematicians and few
            to no grammatical errors.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p style="line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Somewhat complete biography of 1 to
            3 computer scientists and/or mathematicians, and some grammatical
            errors.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Incomplete biographies and many
            grammatical errors. </span></p></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Cooperative efforts</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Group member was a major asset to
            the group.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Group member was relatively easy to
            work with most of the time.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Group member was difficult to work
            with at times.</span></p></td>
        <td
 valign="top"><p
 style=" line-height: normal;"><span
 style="font-size: 9pt;">Group member was difficult to work
            with consistently.</span></p></td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
  <p align="center">&nbsp;<a
 href="../index.html">Main
    Home Page</a> &nbsp;
    &nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="lesson_plan_file.html">Lesson
    Plan Home Page</a></p>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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Here's the offending table cell and the original style:

<td
 style="border-left-width: medium; padding-top: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-bottom-width: medium; border-right-width: medium;"
 valign="top">
    </td>

Here's the style from the cell just below it:

<td
 style="border-style: none solid solid; border-color: -moz-use-text-color black black; border-width: medium 2.25pt 2.25pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; height: 1.5in;"
 valign="top">
      </td>

You can see that the second set of the code is defining the borders while the first set defines the width but not the thickness or the color.
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by:blerman456
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thanks for the great answer.
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