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Nov 14, 2016

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I am having trouble shading a single column within a three (3) column table.  I'd like to shade the middle column to provide a visual separator between the columns with entries. Can someone please advise on this seemingly simple task?

I've attached some screen shots as an aide.

Thanks,

MB

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Table Designer shades using a repeating pattern. If all your tables look exactly like the one shown, you could shade by Body Columns and set the 1st 1 to None, Next 1 to the desired shading. The repeating pattern for a 3 column table would be none, shade, none. This would not work for four or more columns—in that case you would need to use Custom Ruling and Shading.

  1. Select the Column
  2. Table > Format > Custom Ruling and Shading
  3. Disable the checkmarks for all ruling properties
  4. Enable the checkmark for shading and set the shading as desired.
  5. Click Apply

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Shading a single column within a table

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I am having trouble shading a single column within a three (3) column table.  I'd like to shade the middle column to provide a visual separator between the columns with entries. Can someone please advise on this seemingly simple task?

I've attached some screen shots as an aide.

Thanks,

MB

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Table Designer shades using a repeating pattern. If all your tables look exactly like the one shown, you could shade by Body Columns and set the 1st 1 to None, Next 1 to the desired shading. The repeating pattern for a 3 column table would be none, shade, none. This would not work for four or more columns—in that case you would need to use Custom Ruling and Shading.

  1. Select the Column
  2. Table > Format > Custom Ruling and Shading
  3. Disable the checkmarks for all ruling properties
  4. Enable the checkmark for shading and set the shading as desired.
  5. Click Apply

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Table Designer shades using a repeating pattern. If all your tables look exactly like the one shown, you could shade by Body Columns and set the 1st 1 to None, Next 1 to the desired shading. The repeating pattern for a 3 column table would be none, shade, none. This would not work for four or more columns—in that case you would need to use Custom Ruling and Shading.

  1. Select the Column
  2. Table > Format > Custom Ruling and Shading
  3. Disable the checkmarks for all ruling properties
  4. Enable the checkmark for shading and set the shading as desired.
  5. Click Apply

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Thank you very much.  this forum has been very useful to me so far.

regards,

matt.bardelli

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Glad we can help, Matt.

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