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Creating styles in word templates

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Creating styles in word templates

How do you create a table style in word? If not possible to create a table style, how do you create table titles as a style in word?

RE: Creating styles in word templates

Hi Gillian,

Thankyou for your question to the forum.

Here is how to create a Table style:

1. In Word, go to INSERT > TABLE and select a set number of rows and columns

2. In the TABLE DESIGN tab open the Table Styles and select NEW TABLE STYLE at the bottom of the list

3. In the Name field, type a descriptive name (this is useful if you are creating many different Table Styles)

4. In the 'Apply formatting to:' field select WHOLE TABLE. Set the desired formatting below eg. Font style, size and colour, gridlines, alignment in cells etc.

5. Go back to the 'Apply formatting to:' field and select other parts of the table eg. Header Row, First Column and set further formatting eg. dark fill colour with white text

6. At the bottom you can click the radio button for 'New documents for this template' to ensure any future documents have access to this Table style

I hope this helps and please let me know if you are happy with the solution

Kind regards
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