Chapter 13. Formatting Tables

In this chapter, you will:

Chapter 12, explained how to create tables structurally; now it’s time to learn how to make them more attractive. By default, a table is just a plain container—no border, no shading, and no text formatting. It’s up to you to add all those things if you want them.

Not every table needs elaborate formatting. If you are using a table as a container for a page layout, as demonstrated at the end of Chapter 12, you probably want the table to be as unobtrusive as possible. But even unobtrusive tables can benefit from some of the small improvements you’ll learn about in this chapter, such as ...

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