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:
- Click anywhere on the table, then click the Design tab on the right side of the Ribbon.
Clicking the Design tab
- Locate the Table Styles group, then click the More drop-down arrow to see all available table styles.
Clicking the More drop-down arrow
- Select the desired style.
Choosing a new table style
- The selected table style will appear.
The new table style
To modify table style options:
Once you've chosen a table style, you can turn various options on or off to change the appearance of the table. There are six options: Header Row, Total Row, Banded Rows, First Column, Last Column, and Banded Columns.
- Click anywhere on the table.
- Click the Design tab on the right side of the Ribbon, then check or uncheck the desired options in the Table Style Options group.
Checking the Total Row option
- The table style will be modified.
The table with a total row
Depending on which Table Style you're using, certain Table Style Options may have a somewhat different effect. You may need to experiment to get the exact look you want.
To add borders to a table:
- Select the cells you want to add a border to.
- From the Design tab, select the desired Line Style, Line Weight, and Pen Color.
Line Style, Line Weight, and Pen Color commands
- Click the Borders drop-down arrow.
- Select the desired border type from the menu that appears.
Selecting a border type
- The border will appear around the selected cells.
The finished border