Using tables in Word can help organize content in different ways. When using Word tables can be used for text and numerical data.
To apply a table style:
Table styles let you change the look and feel of your table instantly. They control several design elements, including color, borders, and fonts.
- Click anywhere in your table to select it, then click the Design tab on the far right of the Ribbon.
- Locate the Table Styles group, then click the More drop-down arrow to see the full list of styles.
- Select the table style you want.
- The table style will appear.
To modify table style options:
Once you've chosen a table style, you can turn various options on or off to change its appearance. There are six options: Header Row, Total Row, Banded Rows, First Column, Last Column, and Banded Columns.
- Click anywhere in your table, then navigate to the Design tab.
- Locate the Table Style Options group, then check or uncheck the desired options.
- The table style will be modified.
Depending on the Table Style you've chosen, certain Table Style Options may have a different effect. You might need to experiment to get the look you want.
To apply borders to a table:
- Select the cells you want to apply a border to.
- Use the commands on the Design tab to choose the desired Line Style, Line Weight, and Pen Color.
- Click the drop-down arrow below the Borders command.
- Choose a border type from the menu.
- The border will be applied to the selected cells.