Adding Styles to a Table - Exercise

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Adding Styles to a Table - Exercise

Adding Styles to a Table

Duration: 5 to 15 minutes.

In this exercise, you will use many of the tools on the DESIGN tab to style a table.

  1. Open or go to Plants in my yard - Intermediate.docx.
  2. Customize the table you created in the prior exercise so that it looks like the picture below: Customized Table
    1. Hint: the rows are banded and the header row is shaded.
  3. Save the document as we will continue to build on this document in future exercises.


  1. Place your cursor in the table.
  2. On the DESIGN tab, in the Table Style Options group, check Header Row, First Column, and Banded Rows: Table Style Options
  3. In the Table Styles group on the DESIGN tab, click the third table style from the left: Table Styles
  4. Select the top row in the table: Selected Table Header Row
  5. Click Shading and choose a color: Shading Colors
  6. Select the whole table: Selected Table
  7. Click Borders and then Outside Borders: Borders Outside Borders
  8. Save the document.