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Add borders, fills, and effects to a table in Publisher

You can add patterned borders and border art or transparent, gradient, texture, or pattern fill effects to tables only if you are working on a print publication. If you are working on a Web publication, you can apply solid borders and solid fills.

Add, change, or remove a line border

  1. Select the cells you want to change.

  2. Right-click the table, and then click Format Table.

  3. In the Format Table dialog box, under Line, select the options you want, and then click OK.

Add colors or patterns to cells or to an entire table

  1. Select the cells you want to change.

  2. Right-click the table, and then click Format Table.

  3. In the Format Table dialog box, click the dropdown list box next to Color, and then select the options you want.

Make cells transparent

  1. Select the cells you want to change.

  2. Right-click the table, and then click Format Table.

  3. In the Format Table dialog box, under Fill, move the Transparency slider to get the percentage of transparency you want.

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