Numbers - Reordering, Renaming, and Deleting Custom Cell Formats

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Reordering, Renaming, and Deleting Custom Cell Formats

You use the cell format management dialog to manage custom cell formats. The dialog
lists all the custom formats available in the document.

To manage custom cell formats:


If the custom cell format management dialog isn’t open, click Manage Formats in the

custom format dialog, or choose Format > Manage Custom Cell Formats to open it.


Do any of the following:

Rename a custom format by double-clicking the format and typing your changes.
Reorder custom formats in the pop-up menus by selecting a format and then clicking
one of the arrows below the list to move it up or down in the list.
Delete a custom format by selecting a format and then clicking the Delete (–) button
below the list.


Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.

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This chapter explains how to use table styles to quickly and

consistently manage the appearance of tables.

The Numbers templates include a variety of table styles that are ready to use. You can
also modify the template styles or create your own styles.

Using Table Styles

You can use different visual characteristics to distinguish different tables in your
Numbers spreadsheet. For example, you can format a table containing inputs and
assumptions using a blue background and matching borders, and format another
table containing calculation results using a gray background and matching borders.

The simplest way to change the appearance of a table is to apply a table style to
it. Table styles also ensure that tables are consistently formatted. A table style is
predefined formatting that you can apply to a table with the click of a mouse. A table
style predefines the following attributes:

The table background (color or image) and its opacity


The stroke, color, and opacity of the outside border of body cells, and the outside


borders of the header row, header column, and footer row
The background (color or image and opacity) and the text attributes of table cells,


including header and footer cells

To learn how to

Go to

Format a table using a table style

“Applying Table Styles” on page 115

Modify a table’s style

“Modifying Table Style Attributes” on page 115
“Copying and Pasting Table Styles” on page 116

Change a table’s default table style

“Using the Default Table Style” on page 116