Tables can be difficult to read. Adding shaded bands to a table improves readability and makes them look really better. So you can add striping to your Excel spreadsheets.
Inserting a Table in Word
First, you must add a table. Switch to the "Insert" tab and click on the "Table" button.
Use the drop-down menu to create your own table or to use one of Microsoft's built-in tables. Hover your mouse over "Quick Tables" to find these built-in tables. Another menu is displayed. Here you can select the desired table – calendars, tabular lists, subheadings, etc.
If the desired table style is not included in the built-in list, there are several options to build yourself. One of the quicker ways, assuming you only need a 10 × 8 table or a smaller table, is to use Word's spreadsheet program.
Hover over the number of columns and rows you want in the Table menu. For example, if you want a table with four columns and five rows, it looks like this:
If you need something bigger, first click on the "Insert Table" option. . ".
In the Insert Table window, you can create a table with up to 63 columns and 32,767 rows. In addition, you can change the behavior of the auto-adjustment and save your settings for future tables. Enter your table specifications, select your automatic adjustment settings, and then click OK. This example creates a 4×15 spreadsheet.
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In our top row, we'll remove the left, right, and top edges as we leave the bottom edge. To do this, select the entire top row: On the Design tab, click Borders.
In the menu that appears, deselect the Top, Left, Right, and Inside options 9659.
Mark as Next all but the first and second lines in the first column, return to the framing menu and uncheck the options "Bottom", "Top", "Left" and "Inside".
Finally, in the first column, highlight the field in the second row, sweep Return to the framing menu and uncheck the Left Frame option.
Now we should have a table that looks like this:
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Select the color you want to use for the highlighted row. We choose the brightest shade of blue.
As you can see, the second line is light blue. Continue and repeat for each straight row. Once you do this, your table looks like this:
Now we have a custom table with striped rows. You can do a lot with this feature. So play with it and put together the best possible table!