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How to Style Tables in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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Tables are one of those essential ways for organizing and presenting data. And Microsoft PowerPoint allows us to style them to make sure they're looking great.  

How to Style Tables in PowerPoint Quickly


Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps that compliment this video.

1. Style With the Table Tools Design Menu

I've got a basic table of data here in PowerPoint and let's style it to make it stand out. The fastest way to get started is to click the Table Tools Design menu here at the top.

Style with the PowerPoint Table Tools Design Menu
We'll use the PowerPoint Table Tools Design Menu to style with.

2. Use the PowerPoint Table Tool Design Presets

Let's start off by clicking one of the preset styles from the thumbnails here. When I click on one, you'll notice that our table was instantly styled. 

How to use the PowerPoint Table Tool Design Presets
PowerPoint Table Tool Design Presets.

If we wanted to try some other styles, we could simply click on another thumbnail. Most times, this will be enough to get your table looking great but let's look at some additional one-click options.

3. Apply Additional PowerPoint Table Style Options

Often times, our tables first or last column will contain important data. So, we could click on those options to really bring attention to them. Watch as I click on these options here in the upper left and it highlights those columns. Try a one click style, and then add additional options here in the upper left to get your table looking great.

More PowerPoint Table Style Options
More PowerPoint Table Style Options.

Finishing Up!

That's it, in just a few clicks we built out some great looking PowerPoint table styles.

More Quick PowerPoint Videos (60 Second Tutorials)

Learn more PowerPoint tools quickly and start stacking up your presentation knowledge. We have additional PowerPoint tutorials here on Envato Tuts+ or jump into one of our quick PowerPoint video tutorials

Note: In today's tutorial, we used the popular Simplicity PowerPoint Template. Discover additional PowerPoint design options in our Ultimate Guide to PowerPoint Templates or browse through our best PPT themes on GraphicRiver.

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