Applying Shading Behind Content

Sometimes you may want more than a border to make an element in your document really stand out. Adding shading can help call attention to passages of text that you want to highlight. You might add a shade, for example, to highlight a special quotation, to draw the reader’s eye to an important summary, or as a way to make items pop out on the page. When you add shading to text, you can control properties such as the color, transparency, and pattern that are used to create the shaded effect.

Applying Shades to Tables and Paragraphs

Word includes many ready-made table styles that include many shading possibilities. You can use one of the preset table styles by selecting the table and then choosing the style you like ...

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