Show Some Love to PowerPoint Tables

Show Some Love to PowerPoint Tables

Created: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, posted by at 9:30 am

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by Echo Swinford

Yesterday I did a rush cleanup job on a nasty deck of slides for a client, and today, I got a thank you email that said:

There is one thing I must ask you. How do you get your tables to format with such a light design (the lines of the table)? I have tried to figure out how to do this but usually end up picking one from the design menu in the tool bar because I can’t reformat the colors of the actual table lines.

So this is what I do to get the light-colored lines:

  1. What I usually do first is select the table. Then I access the Table Design tab of the Ribbon, and remove all the Shading (the paint bucket icon), and choose the No Fill option (highlighted in red in Figure 1).
  2. PowerPoint Tables 01

Echo Swinford

Echo Swinford
A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. She holds a master's degree in new media from the Indiana University School of Informatics and is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and training for large and small corporate clients. Echo has written and co-written five PowerPoint books, developed a number of video publications, and has a string of tech editing credits to her name. She is the President of the Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit trade association for the presentation industry.

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