Add borders, fills, and effects to a table

You can add patterned borders and border art or transparent, gradient (gradient: A gradual progression of colors and shades, usually from one color to another color, or from one shade to another shade of the same color.), texture, or pattern (pattern: An effect created by simple, repeating designs such as vertical or horizontal lines.) fill effects to tables only if you are working on a print publication. If you are working on a Web publication, you can apply solid borders and solid fills.


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Add, change, or remove a line border

  • Select the cells you want to change.
  • Right-click the table, and then click Format Table.
  • The Format Table dialog box will appear.
  • Under Line, select the options you want, and then click OK.

Add colors or patterns to cells or to an entire table

  • Select the cells you want to change.
  • Right-click the table, and then click Format Table.
  • The Format Table dialog box will appear.
  • To add fills or fill effects to cells, rows, or columns, click the arrow next to the Color box and then select the options you want.

Make cells transparent

  • Select the cells you want to change.
  • Right-click the table, and then click Format Table.
  • The Format Table dialog box will appear.
  • Under Fill, move the Transparency slider to get the percentage of transparency you want.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2007, Publisher 2003