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Filling Individual Cells
You can also manually change the fi ll for a table to make it either a solid color or a special
fi ll effect. You can apply this fi ll to individual cells, or you can apply a background fi ll for
the entire table.
Filling Individual Cells
Each individual cell has its own fi ll setting; in this way a table is like a collection of indi-
vidual object frames, rather than a single object. To set the fi ll color for one or more cells,
follow these steps:
1. Select the cell(s) to affect, or to apply the same fill color to all cells, select the
table’s outer frame.
2. On the Table Tools Design tab, click the down arrow next to the Shading button
to open its palette.
3. Select the desired color or fill effect. See Figure 8.15.
FIGURE 8.15
Apply a i ll effect to the selected cell(s).
For more on the various effects, see Chapter 9, “Drawing and Formatting Objects.” Also see “Filling a
Table with a Picture” later in this chapter for some issues involving picture i lls specii c to tables.
For a semitransparent, solid-color i ll, i rst apply the i ll and then right-click the cell and choose Format Shape. In
the Format Shape dialog box, drag the Transparency slider. For some types of i lls, you can also set the transparency
when you initially apply the i ll.
 
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