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By the end of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Change the fill color in a table
  • Change the line color in a table
  • Display or hide lines in a table

Formatting Table

Once you insert a table in your document, you may want to apply additional formatting to make it stand out or read more clearly. Publisher allows you to change the background color of cells, add borders, resize rows and columns, and add or delete rows or columns.

To Change the Fill Color of a Table Cell
  • Click in a table cell to select it, or click and drag to select multiple cells.
  • Right-click on the selection and choose Format Table from the context menu. The Format Table dialog box will appear.

    Table Format dialog
  • Select the Colors and Lines tab.
  • Choose a color in the Fill section. Select no fill to keep the background blank.
  • Click OK.
To Add Borders to Table Cells:
  • Select Format action Table from the main menu. The Format Table Dialog box appears.
  • Select the Colors and Lines tab.
  • In the Lines:
    • Choose a line color.
    • Select a line weight.
    • Click the various line icons to show or hide lines in your table. You can also select one of the presets.
To Change Row Height and Cell Width:

Table change cursor
  • Move your mouse over the row or column line that you want to adjust. The double arrow cursor will appear.
  • Click and drag to make the row or column larger or smaller.
To Add or Remove Rows or Columns:
  • Select the row or column in your table next to where you want to insert a new one.
  • Select Table action Insert on the main menu.
  • Select an option from the list.
  • To delete a row or column, select it and right-click your mouse and choose delete.
table menu


Use the publication you created in the last challenge, or create a new blank publication, to complete this challenge.

  • Open your publication.
  • Insert or select a table and complete the following:
    • Change the fill color of at least 2 cells.
    • Insert 2 rows.
    • Insert 2 columns.
    • Delete the extra columns or rows.
    • Resize the row height and column width.
  • Save and close the publication to use in the next challenge.

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