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Creating, renaming, and deleting table styles

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You can create your own table styles by reformatting a table and saving the formatting as a table style. Let's use our Savings Calculator spreadsheet. On the second sheet titled Potential Savers, we have the table called Savers and when we click that table to select it, you'll notice it's using the Earthtone table style. Let's move to the first sheet in our spreadsheet called Total Savings Goal. Here we find another table, it's named Savings Calculator and when we select it, you'll notice it's based on the Blue Fill table style. But many modifications have already been made to the style of this table. Many overrides already exist. Let's add one more, let's click the cell containing our total and center it from the Format Bar, click the Center Alignment button. Now when we deselect the table by clicking the canvas, we can see the end result of our changes.

Creating, renaming, and deleting table styles

You can create your own table styles by reformatting a table and saving the formatting as a table style. Let's use our Savings Calculator spreadsheet. On the second sheet titled Potential Savers, we have the table called Savers and when we click that table to select it, you'll notice it's using the Earthtone table style. Let's move to the first sheet in our spreadsheet called Total Savings Goal. Here we find another table, it's named Savings Calculator and when we select it, you'll notice it's based on the Blue Fill table style. But many modifications have already been made to the style of this table. Many overrides already exist. Let's add one more, let's click the cell containing our total and center it from the Format Bar, click the Center Alignment button. Now when we deselect the table by clicking the canvas, we can see the end result of our changes.

Now to create our own style from those changes, first we select the table. You can do that from the Sheets pane and with our table selected, click the arrow next to the table style name, Blue Fill and choose Create New Style. Now it's time to give our new style a name, let's called it Blues because it's made up of many different shades of blue, and click OK. Our new style now appears at the bottom of our Styles pane. We can also change the height of our Styles pane by clicking and dragging the separator.

Now we have the brand new style available to apply to existing tables or new tables that we create in our spreadsheet. Let's go back to that other sheet called Potential Savers. Click the Savers table and now we'll go down to the very bottom where we see Blues, click the arrow so we can clear any overrides, and apply the new style, click Clear and Apply Style. Notice the new style is apply to our table, and we are ready to continue filling it up with content. Let's deselect this table by clicking the canvas anywhere.

Now if you don't like the name you have chosen for a style, you can easily rename it. Maybe Blues isn't the best name for our brand new styles, since we already have one called, Blue, Blue Headers and so on. This might be one that we use for calculating figure. So let's move down to the very last style, the brand new one called Blues. We'll click the arrow and choose Rename Style. From here you'll notice Blues is selected. You can also double-click the name to select it. You are ready to type over. Let's type Calculator. When you press Return, you've renamed your new table style.

Now if you decide you don't need a table style, you can also delete it from the Styles pane, just keep in mind that any tables currently using that style will have to be replaced with another table style. So let's go back to our new style now called Calculator, click the arrow and choose Delete Style. Notice at the top we do have tables using this particular style. So we need to choose a replacement style. We'll click the button to see the existing styles to choose from. Let's choose Blue Fill.

Now we can click Replace, which does two things. It removes our new style and replaces the table style that was being used in those tables with the selected Blue Fill table style. When we move back to our first sheet, you'll notice that the Blue Fill style has also been applied to our Savings Calculator table. So even though Numbers provides you with a number of built-in table styles to choose from, you can also create your own to suit your needs.

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Numbers '09 Essential Training

71 video lessons · 17356 viewers

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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 7m 17s
    1. Launching Numbers and exploring templates
      2m 24s
    2. Exploring the user interface
      2m 45s
    3. Customizing the user interface
      2m 8s
  3. 15m 36s
    1. Creating and opening spreadsheets
      1m 12s
    2. Importing spreadsheets
      1m 48s
    3. Saving and exporting spreadsheets
      2m 39s
    4. Working with sheets
      3m 0s
    5. Laying out sheets
      3m 7s
    6. Headers, footers, and page numbering
      3m 50s
  4. 48m 42s
    1. Adding tables
      2m 43s
    2. Modifying tables
      2m 39s
    3. Working with content in table cells
      4m 55s
    4. Using controls
      5m 0s
    5. Working with rows and columns
      4m 59s
    6. Table headers and footers
      5m 24s
    7. Auto-filling table cells
      3m 50s
    8. Working with table cells
      3m 17s
    9. Using table categories
      4m 18s
    10. Reorganizing table data
      3m 7s
    11. Defining reusable tables
      3m 38s
    12. Copying tables
      2m 48s
    13. Using Address Book data
      2m 4s
  5. 14m 4s
    1. Using table styles
      2m 3s
    2. Overriding table styles
      1m 51s
    3. Redefining a table's style
      2m 31s
    4. Copying and pasting table styles
      2m 46s
    5. Creating, renaming, and deleting table styles
      3m 41s
    6. Using the default table style
      1m 12s
  6. 18m 24s
    1. Using formulas
      3m 47s
    2. Using the Formula bar and Formula Editor
      3m 52s
    3. Using cell references
      3m 25s
    4. Using functions
      4m 15s
    5. Using Formula List view
      3m 5s
  7. 32m 48s
    1. Adding a chart
      2m 42s
    2. Creating a mixed chart
      2m 33s
    3. Modifying chart data
      2m 23s
    4. Adding data to a chart from multiple tables
      2m 20s
    5. Changing a chart from one type to another
      2m 19s
    6. Formatting general chart attributes
      4m 56s
    7. Using trend lines and error bars
      5m 21s
    8. Creating a two-axis chart with different value scales
      2m 34s
    9. Formatting 3D charts
      5m 15s
    10. Linking charts to Pages and Keynote
      2m 25s
  8. 32m 56s
    1. Adding, removing, and selecting text
      3m 24s
    2. Formatting text
      4m 11s
    3. Formatting numbers
      6m 53s
    4. Conditional formatting
      3m 28s
    5. Using special characters
      3m 57s
    6. Using hyperlinks
      2m 33s
    7. Checking spelling
      4m 58s
    8. Find and Replace
      3m 32s
  9. 37m 25s
    1. Using text boxes
      5m 9s
    2. Copying text to a text box
      2m 26s
    3. Paragraph formatting
      3m 14s
    4. Creating bulleted and numbered lists
      3m 50s
    5. Working with shapes
      4m 29s
    6. Adding and adjusting images
      2m 46s
    7. Masking objects
      3m 50s
    8. Using Instant Alpha
      2m 0s
    9. Inserting media files
      3m 37s
    10. Aligning and layering objects
      6m 4s
  10. 11m 46s
    1. Printing a sheet
      4m 8s
    2. Password-protecting and emailing spreadsheets
      3m 36s
    3. Sharing spreadsheets with iWork.com
      4m 2s
  11. 12m 37s
    1. Designing a template
      5m 26s
    2. Creating initial spreadsheet content
      2m 54s
    3. Creating media placeholders
      2m 33s
    4. Saving a custom template
      1m 44s
  12. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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