Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Tables
Formatting Cell Contents
If you want to change the appearance (formatting)
of the table cells, you select the cells you want to
modify and apply any of the standard formatting
choices such as fonts, shading, and borders that you
discovered in Chapter 3. However, Word also
supplies a quick and easy way to format your table. By
selecting from Word’s large gallery of table styles
you can apply attractive formatting with a click of
the mouse. If needed, you then can make any
additional adjustments to better meet your needs.
Click the More button to display many more
choices, such as seen in Figure 5-18.
Take a look at the Design tab, shown in Figure 5-
17. With the insertion point anywhere in your
table, the Design tab displays a number of
predefined themed formats. As you hover your mouse
over any design option, Live Preview allows you to
see the formatting as it would look in your actual
document. When you find the style you want, click
the mouse to actually accept the style.
Figure 5-18
Choose from any of the many themed table styles.
More button
Adjust Table Formatting
You can also easily adjust table formatting
options by experimenting with the choices in
the Table Style Options group.
Figure 5-17
Use the Design tab to apply table styles.
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