1.Set Tablestyle to desired, table font is defined in tablestyle as an .shx font.
2. Insert a new table using copyclipped Excel data, using Paste Special...Autocad Entities.
No matter what font I choose in Excel, Autocad inisists on overriding tablestyle font and formatting font as True Type inherited from Excel data. Have cleared all formatting in Excel. Since I cannot perform multiple cell font re-formats (you really need to fix that) and match cell style also cannot be used to paste multiple formats, it seems it is impossible to strip the true-type formatting out of a large table. This is infuriating.
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AutoCAD still does not offer a "strip formatting" option when pasting content from other programs like MSoffice products do, nor does it override them by default, and that remains the key issue to your need.
I feel your pain...
Sadly I encountered the same issue.
My crude but effective work-around was to "Paset Special"
Apply the table styles to the various cells (Title, Header, Data).
Grip adjust the table to fit my sizing criteria.
...Here's where it gets ugly:
Copy the table in the drawing.
Explode the table.
Explode the table again.
Now tou should have "dumb" individual AutoCAD objects that can have all their properties adjusted.
Not elegant nor very flexible, but functional.
Have discovered another way to do this, slightly less clunky.
1. Start new table
2. Create named data link
3. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE RADIO BUTTON INDICATING THAT YOU WISH TO REMOVE ALL FORMATTING FROM THE EXCEL SPREADSHEET (SEE ATTACHED). This is the only chance you have to do this - you cannot come back later on and choose this!
3. Once table is created, break the data link and you will have a "dumb" table again with the font set at the defined font for the tablestyle, even if it is an .shx font.
4. This only works for R2012 SP1 or later! It is not docmumented.
5. If you are using Vault, it is important to break the data link AND REMOVE ALL REFRENCES TO THE DATA LINK IN DATA LINK MANAGER - for some reason Vault chokes when trying to resolve file relationships with data links and xrefs for Autocad drawings if file paths are not relative (and even then it is iffy). The only way the data link will be correctly resolved in Vault is if the dwg file containing the link is in the same folder at the same level in the directory structure as the linked to file. This is especially problematic when attempting to move files in Vault - if both are not moved at the same time the resolution bombs.
I have fought with this issue for a long time. I really appreciate you for posting this tip.
My solution had been to go cell by cell overriding the font and color. This is much better.
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