Add borders, fills, and effects to a table

In Microsoft Publisher 2010 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.

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Add, change, or remove a line border

Add colors or patterns to cells or to an entire table

Make cells transparent

Add, change, or remove a line border

  1. Select the cells you want to change.

  2. Right-click the table, and then click FormatTable.

  3. The Format Table dialog box will appear.

  4. 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. The Format Table dialog box will appear.

  4. To add fills or fill effects to cells, rows, or columns, click the arrow next to the Color box and then select the options you want.

Make cells transparent

  • Select the cells you want to change.

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

  • The Format Table dialog box will appear.

  • Under Fill, move the Transparency slider to get the percentage of transparency you want.

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