In this post, we will look at 2 useful ways to apply the same style to all tables in your Word document.
Every so often, we need to create tables in our Word document to place and arrange various data. And if there are a number of tables, it would be better to apply the same style to them so as to make the file appear more professional. For this reason, we’d like to exhibit you 2 methods in the coming texts.
Method 1: Apply the Same Style to a Table Individually
Once you insert a table in document, put cursor inside the table to trigger the “Table Tools” tab. Then click “Design” and choose a table style in the “Table Styles” library.
However, in case you may want a novel style for your tables, you are fine to customize a new one by following the succeeding steps.
- Firstly, click the “More” button in “Table Styles” group.
- Then choose “New Table Style”.
- Now in the “Create New Style from Formatting” dialog box, name the new style first.
- Next set such formatting as font, font size, borders, Fill Color, etc.
- And select the “New documents based on this template” option.
- Lastly, click “OK”.
If you want to format the table template in a more unique way, take a glance at this article: 2 Methods to Alternate Row or Column Colors in Your Word Table
Method 2: Manipulate Tables in Batches
In method 2, we have a macro for you to select all existing tables in an active document. Once tables are selected, you can apply whatever style for them in batches.
- First off, click “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.
- Then click “Visual Basic” to trigger the VBA editor.
- Next insert a new module by click “Normal” and then “Insert”.
- On the drop-down menu, choose “Module”.
- Double click new module to open coding area and paste the codes:
'Select all tables in a Word document. Sub SelectAllTables() Dim objDoc As Document Dim objTable As Table Application.ScreenUpdating = False 'Initialization Set objDoc = ActiveDocument 'Set each table in document as a range editable to everyone. With objDoc For Each objTable In .Tables objTable.Range.Editors.Add wdEditorEveryone Next objDoc.SelectAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone objDoc.DeleteAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone Application.ScreenUpdating = True End With End Sub
- Finally, hit “Run” button.
Now all tables shall be selected already. You can apply a built-in or newly created style to all tables in the current document.
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