In addition to the built-in table styles (style: A combination of formatting characteristics, such as font, font size, and indentation, that you name and store as a set. When you apply a style, all of the formatting instructions in that style are applied at one time.) that come with Microsoft Word, you can create your own table style to provide a consistent look to borders, shading, alignment, and fonts in tables.
- If the Styles and Formatting task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.) is not open, click Styles and Formatting on the Formatting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).
- In the Styles and Formatting task pane, click New Style.
- In the Name box, type a name for the style.
- In the Style type box, click Table.
- Select the options that you want, or click Format to see more options.