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Give your tables a designer’s touch with table styles. Choose from a selection of color schemes, apply alternate row colors, add a heading row, or format a total row.

Apply a table style to an existing table

  1. Select any cell in the table.

  2. Select Design.

  3. In the Table Styles gallery, select the table style you want to apply.

    Note: To remove a table style, select Design. In the Table Styles gallery, select More, and then select Clear or Clear Table.

Change the table style options

To change the design of the table, do one or more of the following:

  • To add special formatting to the first row in a table, select Design > Header Row.

  • To add special formatting to the last row in a table, select Design > Total Row.

  • To alternate row or column colors and make tables easier to read, select Design > Banded Rows or Design > Banded Columns.

Repeat a table heading on subsequent pages in Word or Outlook

  1. Select the heading row or rows that you want to repeat on each page.

  2. Select Layout > Repeat Header Rows.

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