Formatting tables and cells

You can change the look of a table by modifying both table and cell borders. For example, you can change the table border width or color.

CorelDRAW table borders Formatting tables and cells

You can modify both table and table cell borders.

In addition, you can change the table cell margins and cell border spacing. The cell margins let you increase the space between the cell borders and the text in the cell. By default, table cell borders overlap to form a grid. You can, however, increase the cell border spacing to move the borders away from each other. As a result, the cells do not form a grid, but appear as individual boxes (also known as “separated borders”).

CorelDRAW separate table borders Formatting tables and cells

You can modify an existing table (left) by applying separated borders (right).


To modify table borders and cell borders

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1.
 
Select the table or table area that you want to modify.
A table area can include a cell, group of cells, rows, columns, or the entire table.
2.
 
Click the Border button CorelDRAW pgx table border Formatting tables and cells on the property bar, and choose the borders you want to modify.
3.
 
Perform a task from the following table.

To
Do the following
Modify the border thickness
Choose a border width from the Width list box on the property bar.
Modify the border color
Click the color picker on the property bar, and then click a color on the color palette.
Modify the border line style
Click the Outline pen button CorelDRAW pgx outline pen tool Formatting tables and cells on the property bar, and set outline properties in the Outline pen dialog box.


To modify cell margins in tables

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1.
 
Click the Table tool CorelDRAW pgx table tool Formatting tables and cells , and then click the table.
2.
 
Select the cells that you want to modify.
3.
 
Click Margins on the property bar.
4.
 
Type a value in the Top margin box.
By default, the value in the top margin box is applied to all margins, so that equal margins are created.
If you want to apply different values for the margins, click the Lock button to unlock the margin boxes, and type values in the Top margin, Bottom margin, Left margin, and Right margin boxes.
5.
 
Press Enter.

To modify cell border spacing in tables

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1.
 
Click the Table tool CorelDRAW pgx table tool Formatting tables and cells , and then click the table.
2.
 
Click Options on the property bar.
3.
 
Enable the Separated cell borders check box.
4.
 
Type a value in the Horizontal cell spacing box.
By default, the vertical cell spacing is equal to the horizontal cell spacing.
If you do not want equal cell spacing, click the Lock button to unlock the Vertical cell spacing box, and then type values in both the Horizontal cell spacing and Vertical cell spacing boxes.
5.
 
Press Enter.

Formatting tables and cells