In this table, paragraph styles are used for the headings and the bulleted text, and a table style is used to remove table borders and cell margins.
Though you have cell borders and shading available in tables, remember that paragraph borders and shading are also available on content inside tables, and might provide more formatting flexibility, depending on the look you want.
Formatting a host table can be as easy as formatting text. Use features such as styles, borders, and shading to get a professional look in no time.
The table layout shown at left, for example, was formatted using just one table style, a few paragraph styles, and a bit of paragraph and table formatting.
- When you need several host tables, such as when you are creating a presentation document with many complex page layouts, save time by creating a table style that contains no cell borders and no cell margins — as explained on the preceding screen. Do this through the New Style dialog box available from either the Styles and Formatting task pane or the Table AutoFormat dialog box.
- Use paragraph styles in tables just as you do in the body of the document to apply consistent formatting quickly and easily.
Format a host table yourself in the practice session at the end of this lesson.
More information Learn how to create and format table layouts, and get tools to help you accomplish these tasks along with several example layouts and sample documents, in the book "Microsoft Office Document Designer."