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Defining Default Attributes for Tables

You can set up attributes such as number of rows and columns, line styles and colors,
text styles, and shadows for the default table.

A table consists of distinct formatting areas, including the header row, header column,
inside borders, and outside borders. To set default table attributes, you must apply
each attribute to an entire formatting area. For example, if you change the formatting
of one cell in a header row, the change will not be saved as part of the default table
style; you need to change the formatting of all the cells in the header row.

To set default table attributes:


Place a table on the page.


Chapter 13

Designing Your Own Document Templates

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Chapter 13

Designing Your Own Document Templates


“Adding a Table” on page 176 tells you how.


Select the table, and then set its attributes.

See “Resizing a Table” on page 179 if you want to change the table’s dimensions.
See “Working with Rows and Columns in Tables” on page 184 to learn about adding
and removing columns and rows and creating header rows and columns.
See “Putting Content into Table Cells” on page 191 for information about splitting and
merging table cells, resizing them, and formatting their borders.
See “Working with Numbers in Table Cells” on page 193 to learn about options for
formatting cells that will contain numbers.
See “Adding Images or Color to Table Cells” on page 198 if you want to add graphics to
the table.


Set text wrapping around the table.

See “Wrapping Text Around an Inline or Floating Object” on page 113 for instructions.


Choose Format > Advanced > Define Default Table Style.


Delete the table from the page.