Use Table Formats and Styles

Numbers offers many options for table formatting that can make a table easy to read—or turn it into an abomination to behold. When it comes to avoiding the latter, here’s my advice: Practice restraint!

I describe table format options, just below, that you can use to standardize a table’s look, and make its data easy to scan. With formatting skills under your belt, you can Use Table Styles to apply your perfect combo of formats to other tables, and Reorganize Styles to keep your most-used ones readily at hand.

Apply Table Formats

The four formatting choices that affect an entire table—gridlines, the table outline, alternating row color, and overall text-size alteration—are all accessible in the Format inspector’s ...

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