Modifying Table Style Attributes
You can change a table’s appearance by modifying the attributes of the table’s style.
Here are ways to modify table style attributes:
To change the background color of a table, header cells, or body cells, select the table
or cells and click the Fill well in the format bar.
You can use the Cell Background controls in the Table inspector to make more
extensive changes to the selection. “Filling Objects with Colors or Images” on page 225
provides instructions for these controls.
To change the opacity of the background, use the Opacity controls in the Graphic
inspector. See “Adjusting Opacity” on page 224 for instructions.
To change the stroke and color of table cell borders, follow the instructions in
“Formatting Table Cell Borders” on page 87.
To format text in one or more cells, select the cells.
To modify the color, alignment, and spacing of text within a cell, use the format bar or
the Text inspector (click Inspector in the toolbar and click the Text inspector button).
To modify font attributes, use the Fonts window (click Fonts in the toolbar).
If you want to use the changes you make to redefine the table style for the whole
spreadsheet, click the arrow to the right of the style and then choose “Redefine Style
from Table.” All tables in the spreadsheet that use the style are updated to reflect the
changes you made, but overrides are maintained.
You can also create a new style using the changes you’ve made by clicking the arrow
to the right of the style and then choosing Create New Style.