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Borders and Shading

Borders significantly improve the appearance of a table and make the information easier to read. Cells can also be shaded which can help identify areas of the table.

Add borders to a table

Borders are automatically applied inside and outside a table by default. Borders can also be added and remove manually

  1. Select the cell(s) you want to add borders to
  2. Click the Design contextual tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Border button list arrow in the Table Styles group
  4. Selecting a border
  5. Select an option from the list

Remove borders from a table

  1. Select the cell(s) whose borders you wish to remove.
  2. Click the Design contextual tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Border button list arrow in the Table Styles group
  4. Select No Border from the list
  5. The borders are removed from the selected cells

Shading table cells

Shading cells in a table can draw attention to that information and help distinguish it from the rest of the table.

  1. Select the cell(s) you want to shade.
  2. Click the Design contextual tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Shading button list arrow in the Table Styles group
  4. Shading a cell

  5. Select a colour from the shading palette that appears
  6. Gradients, textures and even pictures can also be used for cell shading from this list

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