Table Formats and Styles

Numbers offers many options for table-wide formatting that can make a table easy to read—or turn it into an abomination to behold. When it comes to avoiding the latter, I offer one important piece of advice: Practice restraint!

On a more practical, specific level, I also offer details on table-wide formats such as Formatting Text globally, Adding a Table (and Name) Outline, and Shading Alternating Rows to make your data easy to scan.

Finally, with basic formatting skills under your belt, you’ll learn to use Table Styles so you can easily apply your perfect combination of table formats to other tables whenever you want to reuse them.

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