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Style tables

Thomas Rough

Thomas Rough Last update: Nov 28, 2018

On the Styles tab, you can define how tables will be formatted in your exports. 

Apply table styles 

In the Tables section of the template editor panel, you can define the default styling for the tables in your Confluence pages.

When you export Confluence content, it will be styled in accordance with the styles configured on this screen. For example, if you change the background color to red for table body cells, all corresponding cells will display a red background when exported from Confluence:

The inbuilt template editor contains a Preview section, on the right-hand of the screen, which offers a live view for your chosen styling choices – these automatically appear as you make edits.

If you are dissatisfied with the edits you have made to a table style, you can return to the default settings by clicking the arrow button next to Default Table in the Tables section.

Modify styles

Default table styles can be modified in a number of ways – you can change the following properties:

Category Property Description
General Margin (pt) Determine the margins around the table
Header Cells All style changes will be applied to cells for the table header
Body Cells All style changes will be applied to cells for the table body
Content Overwrite style of Define whether Paragraphs styles contained within a table are overwritten with a table style
Font Use the bundled fonts, or add a custom font
Style Light/regular/bold, italics, underlined
Size (pt) Select the font size
Alignment Left, centre, or right
Line height (%) Set the line height for text in cells
Color Choose the color of your font
Case Decide whether the text style is Capitalised, UPPERCASE or lowercase
Cells Padding Determine the amount of padding for the table cell
Background color

Choose the background color for the table cell

Border Horizontal / Vertical Style table borders for the specified direction
Type Select the border style for the table cell
Strength (pt) Define the strength of the border style
Border color Choose the border color for the table cell

Next steps

Now you have styled your tables, you can define the structure of your template – and fine-tune the design – on the 'Document Sections' tab.

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