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WD 176 Word Chapter 3 Creating a Cover Letter and a Resume
To Apply a Table Style
The next step is to apply a table style to the table. Word provides a Table Styles gallery, allowing you to
change the basic table format to a more visually appealing style. Word provides a gallery of more than 90 table
styles, which include a variety of colors and shading. In this project, you do not want the heading rows or alternating
rows to use a different format; that is, you want the formatting applied to the rows in the table to be the same. The
following steps apply a table style to the table in the cover letter.
With the insertion
point in the table,
remove the check
marks from the
Header Row and
Banded Rows check
boxes in the Design
tab so that all rows
in the table will be
formatted the same.
What if the Design
tab in the Table Tools
tab no longer is the
active tab?
Click in the table and
then click Design on
the Ribbon.
Design tab
expanded gallery
check boxes cleared
so that all rows are
formatted the same
mouse pointer on
Medium Grid 3
– Accent 2 table style
table format changes to
show a live preview of
the style to which you are
pointing in the gallery
Click the More
button in the Table
Styles gallery (shown
in Figure 3–41 on the
previous page) to
expand the Table
Styles gallery.
Scroll and then point
to Medium Grid 3 -
Accent 2 in the Table
Styles gallery to
display a live preview
of that style applied
to the table in the
document (Figure 3–42).
Figure 3–42
Point to various table styles in the Table Styles gallery and watch the format of the table
change in the document window.
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