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Excel Course: Tables (colors, styles)

Background color

In the first lesson, we learned how to change a cell's background color. If you would like more options (color/texture gradations), go to "Format Cell" and click on the "Fill" tab.

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If you don't like the color, then click on the "Page Layout" tab, then on "Themes" to choose a new theme for your table (or click on "Color" if you only want to edit the colors).

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Table Templates

Now that you know how to create a table, let's take a look at another easy trick ...

Select the cells in your table.

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Click on "Format as Table" and choose a style.

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This is an example of the result:

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If you have completed this lesson, you are strongly encouraged to continue to: Exercise 2

The goal of this additional exercise is to recreate the table using the data that are already present on the second sheet:

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