Table Styles

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Table Styles

Table Styles

Microsoft Word includes a wide variety of table styles you can use to quickly style your table. Whether or not you choose to use a pre-existing style, you can customize (or further customize) tables with shading and borders and by using table style options.

Table Styles

To apply a table style to your table:

  1. Place your cursor in your table to bring up the DESIGN tab:
  2. Hover over the Table Styles to see what your table will look like if you select that style.
  3. Click on one of the table styles to apply it to your table.

Table Style Options

The options in the Table Style Options group make it easy to add emphasis to rows or columns and to choose whether or not rows and columns will be banded.

  1. When Header Row is checked, Word displays a selection of tables with header rows:
  2. When Total Row is checked, Word displays a selection of tables with total rows:
  3. When Banded Rows is checked, Word displays a selection of tables with banded rows:

Shading and Borders

To apply shading and borders to your table:

  1. Select a cell, group of cells or the whole table.
  2. To add shading:
    1. On the DESIGN tab, in the Table Styles group, click Shading:
    2. Click the color of your choice:
  3. To add borders:
    1. On the DESIGN tab, in the Borders group, click the Borders drop-down arrow:
    2. Click the border option of your choice:
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