Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Tables with Styles
To remove the bold formatting from the first column:
1. In the Table Style Options group, click the First Column check box to deselect
this option. The bold formatting is removed from the entries in the Item column.
Note that the Header Row check box is selected. This indicates that the table’s
header row is emphasized with special formatting (dark green shading with white
text). The Banded Rows check box is also selected because the table is formatted
with banded rows of green and white. Figure 3-18 shows the finished table.
Figure 3-18
Completed table
check mark has
been removed
should be selected
first column text
no longer
formatted in bold
2. Save the document.
Problem Solving: Fine-tuning Table Styles
After you apply a table style to a table, you might like the look of the table, but find that
it no longer effectively conveys your information or is not quite as easy to read. To solve
this problem, you might be inclined to go back to the Table Styles gallery to find another
style that might work better. Another method to correct problems with a table style is to
identify the table elements with problematic formatting, and then manually make
formatting adjustments to just those elements using the options on the Table Tools Design tab.
For example, you can change the thickness and color of the table borders using the options
in the Draw Borders group, and you can add shading using the Shading button in the Table
Styles group. Also, if you don’t like the appearance of table styles in your document,
consider changing the document’s theme and preview the table styles again. The table styles
have a different appearance in each theme. When applying table styles, remember there
are many options for attractively formatting the table without compromising the
information being conveyed.
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