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Redefining a table's style

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Video: Redefining a table's style

You can change your table's appearance by modifying the attributes of the table's style but you can then redefine the style with those changes and all of the tables in the spreadsheet that used that style will also be updated to reflect the changes. That's aside from any overrides that might have been applied of course. Let's work with the three tables that appear here on our Sales Data sheet. We'll make some changes to one of the table. So first, we'll move to the Sheets pane and select the 2006 - 2008 Sales Data table. With our table selected, we can start making changes.

Redefining a table's style

You can change your table's appearance by modifying the attributes of the table's style but you can then redefine the style with those changes and all of the tables in the spreadsheet that used that style will also be updated to reflect the changes. That's aside from any overrides that might have been applied of course. Let's work with the three tables that appear here on our Sales Data sheet. We'll make some changes to one of the table. So first, we'll move to the Sheets pane and select the 2006 - 2008 Sales Data table. With our table selected, we can start making changes.

Let's say we want to use a different font throughout the table. So with the entire table selected, we'll click the Font button on the Format Bar, let's change it to Arial. Type the letter A on your keyboard to move quickly to the fonts beginning with the letter A and click Arial. Now all of the contents throughout this table use the Arial font. Now we are going to make a change to a portion of our table. Let's use the header column. Here we see a beige background. We'll click and drag from the first cell in the column header all the way down to the last one, and with those cell selected we'll change the Fill to Black. We can also use the Format Bar for that. Click the Fill button and choose Black from the list of color swatches. You can see how that stands out.

Now let's say we want to turn off the alternating row colors we see throughout this table. In that case, we'll need the Table Inspector. Click the Inspector button, make sure the Table Inspector is selected and down at the bottom where we see Alternating Row Color, we'll deselect that checkbox. The alternating colors disappear from our table. So we can close our Table Inspector and let's deselect the table by clicking on the canvas to see those changes. All right, so far we've been overriding the attributes of the table style.

In this case, you can see when we select the table again the style being used is called Connor Real Estate. This is a style that was created specifically for the spreadsheet. Now if we want to redefine this style, we'll click the arrow to the right of the name, choose Redefine Style from Table and watch what happens to the other tables that used the Connor Real Estate style. You can see they are updated with those changes as well. The fonts are changed, the column header changes its background color and you can see the alternating row colors also disappear from those other tables. We've just redefined the style. That's how we change the table style attributes in Numbers '09.

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Numbers '09 Essential Training

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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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