Modified 07 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

Add styling and colour to the borders of tables in Google Docs.

Add styling and colour to the borders of tables in Google Docs.

When working with tables in Google Docs you can now add styling and colour to the borders of individual cells and groups of cells within the table. These new features allow you to:

  • Change table border colour and width
  • Cell background colour
  • Cell vertical alignment
  • Table dimensions
  • Table alignment
  • Line styles

To adjust these properties for a table, right-click the table and select Table properties.

Please note that changing some properties, for example table border properties, affect your entire table while others, for example cell background properties, only affect selected cells of your table.

Style individual or a selection of cells in a table

To style borders of individual cells in a table, first select the cells you want to change. Click one of the icons that appear in the toolbar to make changes to the individual cells you selected:

  • Border colour
  • Border width
  • Border dash

Make your tables stand out and let us know how you get on.