About Working With Table Styles
The appearance of the table is controlled by its table style. You can use the default
table style, STANDARD, or create your own table styles.
When you create a new table style, you can specify a starting table. A starting table
is a table in your drawing that is used as an example for formatting the new table
style. Once a table is selected, you can specify the structure and contents to copy
from that table to the table style.
Cell styles can be created and applied to a table style upon insertion of a new table.
A table style can specify different cell styles in each type of row to display a different
justification and appearance for the text and gridlines. These cell styles are specified
upon insertion of a table. The STANDARD table style, for example, contains a cell
style consisting of merged cells with text that is centered. This cell style, named
Title, can be specified as the first row cell of the table. This creates a title row
at the top of the new table.
The table can read from top to bottom or from the bottom up. The number of columns
and rows is almost unlimited.
The border properties in a tableâ€™s cell style control the display of the gridlines
that divide the table into cells. The borders of the title row, the column heads row,
and the data rows can have different lineweight and color and can be displayed or
not displayed. The Cell Style preview image in the bottom right corner of the Table
Style dialog box updates as you select border options.
The appearance of text in the cells of the table is controlled by the text style
that is specified in the current cell style. You can use any text style in the drawing
or create a new one. You can also use DesignCenter to copy table styles from other
You can define the data and formatting for any cell style within a table style. You
can also overwrite the data and formatting for specific cells. For example, you could
set the formatting for all column heading rows to display text in uppercase, and then
select a single table cell to display text in lowercase. The type of data you display
in a row and the formatting for that data type is controlled by the formatting options
you select in the Table Cell Format dialog box.