Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Modifying table design
You can delete a style that you’ve created from the Table Styles gallery. Right-click the style thumbnail and click
Delete Table Style. Click Yes in the message box that appears to coni rm the deletion.
Borders and table drawing (border styles, border painter)
Border lines separate a table into cells, rows, and columns. You’ve seen in other chapters
that borders are not unique to tables, and can be applied to characters and paragraphs
as well. They also can be applied to other Word document elements, such as text boxes,
frames, and graphics. Any of the border tools can be used to control borders in tables. None
of the border tools offer Live Preview, although the Borders and Shading dialog box does
provide a generic preview.
You have two strategies for working with borders. You can launch the Borders and
Shading dialog box. For a detailed description of how to apply borders using the Borders
and Shading dialog box, see the “Borders and boxes” section in Chapter 6, “Paragraph
The second strategy uses an ad hoc approach, by using the Border Styles, Line Style, Line
Weight, Pen Color, and Borders tools in the Design tab, shown in Figure 9.31. Use the border
formatting tools together to change borders:
Use the Borders Styles tool and its friends to make ad hoc changes to table borders.
Line Style drop-down
Line Weight drop-down
1. Select the cells, rows, or columns to which you want to apply borders.
2. In the Borders group of the Design contextual tab, choose the settings you
want from the Line Style, Line Weight, and Pen Color drop-downs; or click the
Border Styles button and click a border style in the gallery.
3. Click the Borders button down arrow, and then click to specify where you’d like
to apply the borders. Click Outside Borders to put borders all around the selection,
Click No Border in the Borders tool menu to remove existing borders from the table selection.