Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Neat Table Tricks
Figure 4-13:
Diagonal
lines mark
off cells as
different.
Use one of these techniques to draw diagonal lines across cells:
Draw Table button: On the (Table Tools) Layout tab, click the Draw
Table button (you may have to click the Draw Borders button first). The
pointer changes into a pencil. Drag to draw the diagonal lines. Press Esc
or click the Draw Table button a second time when you’re finished
drawing.
Book II
Chapter 4
Click the Pen Color button on the (Table Tools) Design tab and choose a
color before drawing on your table if you want the diagonal lines to be a
certain color.
Borders button: Select the cells that need diagonal lines, and on the
(Table Tools) Design tab, open the drop-down list on the Borders
button, and choose Diagonal Down Border or Diagonal Up Border.
To remove diagonal lines, click the Eraser button on the (Table Tools)
Layout tab and click or drag across the diagonals.
Drawing on a table
When you want to call attention to data in one part of a table, draw a circle
around the data. By ”draw” I mean make an Oval shape and place it over
the data you want to highlight, as shown in Figure 4-14. Book VIII, Chapter 4
explains the drawing tools in detail. To spare you the trouble of turning to
that chapter, here are shorthand instructions for drawing on a table:
1. On the Insert tab, click the Shapes button and select the Oval shape
on the drop-down list.
Figure 4-14:
You can
circle data
to highlight
it.
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