Video:Microsoft Publisher Table Effectswith Don Schechter
Add interest to your graphs, charts or tables, and learn how to create table effects like borders or fills with Microsoft Publisher.See Transcript
Transcript:Microsoft Publisher Table EffectsHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I'll show you how to customize a table in Microsoft Publisher.
Inserting a TableFirst open Publisher. I'll start with a blank publication. To insert a table, go to the insert table icon on the left toolbar. Select it, then click and drag a box on your publication. A box will appear, where you can select how many rows and columns you want in your table.
Predesigned LayoutsYou can also add a pre-designed layout from the Table Format list. Click one and you will see a preview to the right. Click ok when you've finished. You can fill in the chart with your information.
Publisher Table Border EffectNow to add a border to your publication, right click your table. Choose Format table. Under the line tab, you can adjust the color and width of the line.
You can choose to have the outside border line a different color than the lines on the inside of the chart by clicking the preview buttons to the right.
Table Fill EffectYou can also change the fill color and adjust the transparency of the background of your chart. This option only works if you have the whole chart selected.
Publisher Table Color EffectsTo change the line color and weight for specific rows, columns or cells, select the area you want to change. Then right click and choose Format Table. You will see a small preview box to the right side of the window that appears. It has six smaller boxes surrounding it that correspond to lines in your table.
Make sure just the lines you want to change are selected. Then under Line, change the color and the weight to emphasize the row, column or cell you want. Click OK.
Texture and Pattern EffectsTo add a gradient, texture or pattern to your chart, highlight the whole chart and right click it. Go under fill and choose fill effects. Here you can design your gradient using one or two colors just as you would if you designed the background to a publication.
There are other tabs for texture or patterns that you can choose from for a background to your chart as well.
Click, OK when you're finished.
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