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How do I shade a single cell in a table?

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Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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I am trying to create a table in FrameMaker where one cell has a red background, one has an orange background, and one has a yellow backgound. This won't be a table style -- it's just a one-time table that serves as a key to certain color codes in the manual. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to "select" a single cell and apply a color to it. I also can't find a way to do this in the Table Designer, since there is no option for "just this one cell." As with my previous question, I suspect there's an easy answer to this, and I'm just not finding it in all of the resources I've looked at so far. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

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Community Expert , Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

Depending on your version of FrameMaker: Control+click to select the cell or cells. Choose Table > Format > Custom Ruling & Shading. You should be able to figure it out from there.

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Thanks for your response. I checked out the article, and it doesn't address what I'm trying to do. It's more focused on highlighting text (or having a single-cell table with highlighting), and I'm trying to fill a single cell within a larger table. I may end up just needing to create rectangles as images and import them into the individual cells. 

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Depending on your version of FrameMaker: Control+click to select the cell or cells. Choose Table > Format > Custom Ruling & Shading. You should be able to figure it out from there.

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OK, I got it. I saw those same instructions and was looking at Table > Format, but it looks like it's now Table > Custom Ruling & Shading. I was looking at the Format options and totally missed the Custom Ruling & Shading option. Thanks!

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