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Adding a Quick Style to a Table

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Instead of changing individual attributes of a table, such as shape, border, and effects, you can quickly add them all at once with the Table Quick Style gallery. The Table Quick Style gallery (New!) provides a variety of different formatting combinations. To quickly see if you like a Table Quick Style, point to a thumbnail in the gallery to display a live preview (New!) of it in the selected shape. If you like it, you can apply it. In addition to applying one of the preformatted table from the Table Quick Style gallery, you can also create your own style by shaping your text into a variety of shapes, curves, styles, and color patterns.

Add a Quick Style to a Table

1.gif Click the table you want to change, or select the cells you want to modify.

2.gif Click the Design tab under Table Tools.

3.gif Click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Table Styles group to see additional styles.

The current style appears highlighted in the gallery.

4.gif Point to a style.

A live preview (New!) of the style appears in the current shape.

5.gif Click the style you want from the gallery to apply it to the selected table.

Apply a Fill to a Table

1.gif Click the table you want to change, or select the cells you want to modify.

2.gif Click the Design tab under Table Tools.

3.gif Click the Shading button, and then click or point to one of the following:

  • Color to select a theme or standard color.
  • Picture to select a picture file.
  • Gradient to select No Gradient, one of the shadow types, or More Gradients.
  • Texture to select one of the of the texture types, or More Textures.
  • Table Background to select a theme or standard color.

Apply an Outline to a Table

1.gif Click the table you want to change, or select the cells you want to modify.

2.gif Click the Design tab under Table Tools.

3.gif Click the Border button.

4.gif Click a border option, such as No Border, All Borders, Outside Borders, Inside Horizontal Border, Inside Vertical Border, Diagonal Down Border, or Diagonal Up Border.

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