./data/tables/*.docx“. E.g., that’s the same thing you’d get if you run
ls ./data/tables/*.docxbefore you started make.
But of course, if you haven’t built anything yet then there are no files matching that pattern, because that’s what you’re asking make to build. So this expands to nothing and make won’t do anything with them.
You have to list the targets that you want to build explicitly, or else convert them from the source files you want them to be built from, so you can tell make what it should be building.
For example, maybe:
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