2.1.253 Part 4 Section, tblStylePr (Style Conditional Table Formatting Properties)

a.   The standard specifies the precedence order in which conditional formatting should be applied.

When specified, Office applies conditional formats in the following order (therefore subsequent formats override properties on previous formats):

Whole table

Banded rows, even row banding

Banded columns, even column banding

First column, last column

First row, last row

Top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right