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Formatting Tables with Styles
2. In the Table Styles group, click the More button. The Table Styles gallery opens.
Now the plain black-and-white grid style appears at the top of the gallery, under
the heading “Plain Tables.” The more elaborate Table Styles appear below, in the
“Built-In” section of the gallery.
3. Use the gallery’s vertical scroll bar to view the complete collection of table styles.
When you are finished looking, scroll up until you can see the Built-In section again.
4. Move the mouse pointer over the style located in the fourth row of the Built-In
section, second column from the right. See Figure 3-17. A ScreenTip displays the
style’s name, “Medium Shading 1 – Accent 5.” The style consists of a dark green
heading row, with alternating rows of light green and white below and no borders
between the columns. A Live Preview of the style is visible in the document.
Figure 3-17
Table Styles gallery
vertical scroll bar
use this style
Live Preview of style
If you change the theme
after applying a table
style, the table’s
formatting will change to match
the colors of the newly
applied theme.
5. Click the Medium Shading 1 – Accent 5 style. The Table Styles gallery closes.
The table’s header row is formatted with dark green shading and white text. The
rows below appear in alternating colors of light green and white.
The only problem with the newly formatted table is that the text in the fi rst column
is formatted in bold. In tables where the fi rst column contains headers, bold would be
appropriate, but this isn’t the case with Robin’s table. You’ll fi x this by deselecting the
First Column check box in the Table Style Options group.
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