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Word allows you to make changes to, and modify, things such as colors, borders, fonts, and banding to any of Word's one hundred and forty-three built-in table styles. You may also need to modify and adjust a style that you've created yourself. Let's say you decide on the Cycle California page that this table here in the middle will look better in the shade of green instead of this orange. Just begin by clicking anywhere in the table and then go to Design, click on the More button, and here are your different shades of green.
Let's say that we like this one here in the middle that's called Medium Shading 2 - Accent 3. Click on it to apply. Let's say that we want to modify this table now. To modify it, click on the More button and then go down to Modify Table Style. We're going to create this style and make it our own, so let's name it. We'll name this Cycle Cali. We'll give it an alias of CC, so put in comma CC. We'll make a few changes to the header, so let's go down to where it says Whole table and change that to just Header row.
We'll make it italics. And let's make the header a darker green. So click on the down arrow next to Fill Color and choose the last green here in this column. We'll make sure that we're going to save it only in this document and then click on OK. Our Cycle Cali style is now part of our Table gallery, but oops, we forgot to add something to our new style, so let's modify it again. To modify it, we'll right-click from the gallery. We'll choose Modify Table Style.
Now, notice that Word didn't actually create a new table style; it created an alias only, but it kept its original name. This means that you actually modified the built-in table style. Every table style in Word, all hundred and forty-three of them, begin by using a built-in style called Table Normal. And you can see that here where it says Style based on: Table Normal. This means that all table styles, whether they're built-in or those that you create yourself, are all based upon the Table Normal.
If you've been following along, we covered the subject of Based Upon in an earlier movie. It's easy to modify pre-built styles or change attributes of table styles you've created yourself; just a few clicks and you're done.
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