Creating and Applying AutoFormats: The Table Formatting Timesaver
In the resulting window, select the correct number of cells and specify vertical split. Don’t
just accept the default; it’s usually incorrect
Creating and Applying AutoFormats: The
Table Formatting Timesaver
Once you’ve formatted a few complex tables, you realize
that it is a huge time sink. Just applying the formatting once
can take a long time; how long would it take you to apply
all the formatting at right, to twenty tables? Longer than
you want to spend. Luckily, you can save time with
AutoFormats. AutoFormats are like styles for tables: you
“freeze” the formatting settings for a table the way you
want it, and then just apply it quickly to any other table.
AutoFormats don’t just retain table formatting; they retain
things like font and font size, as well.
AutoFormats come with you from one document to
another. They also work the same way in Calc
Creating an AutoFormat
Format a table the way you want it to appear.
Select the entire table. (In Calc, select at least three cells across and two down.)
Choose Table > AutoFormat. (In Calc, choose Format > Autoformat.)