Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Your Table
3. Create a look for the table borders you will apply or draw.
As shown in Figure 4-7, use all or some of these techniques to devise a
• Border style: Open the drop-down list on the Border Styles button
and choose the border style that most resembles the one you want.
• Line style: Open the Line Style drop-down list and choose a style.
• Line weight: Open the Line Weight drop-down list and choose a line
If a table on the page you’re looking at already has the border you like,
you can “sample” the border. Open the drop-down list on the Border
Styles button and choose Border Sampler. The pointer changes to an
eyedropper. Click the border you want to select its style, weight, and
4. Apply or draw the table borders.
Use these techniques to apply or draw the borders:
• Apply the borders: Open the drop-down list on the Borders button
and choose where to place borders on the part of the table you
selected in Step 2.
• Draw borders for the table: Click the Border Painter button. The
pointer changes into a pen. Drag over or click parts of the table to
draw borders. Press Esc or click the Border Painter button again
when you finish drawing.
You can also change borders by clicking the Borders group button and making
selections in the Borders and Shading dialog box, as shown in Figure 4-8.