How to Create a Striped Table in Microsoft Word: Tables can be difficult to read. Adding shaded bands to a table improves readability and really just makes it look better. Here’s how you can add striping to your Excel tables.
Inserting a Table in Word
First, you need to add a table. Switch to the “Insert” tab and then click the “Table” button.
The drop-down menu lets you create your own table or use one of Microsoft’s built-in tables. To find these built-in tables, hover your mouse over “Quick Tables,” and another menu will appear. Here, you can select the table you need—calendars, tabular lists, tables with subheads, etc.
If the table style you want isn’t on the built-in list, there are several options for building your own. One of the quicker options, assuming you’ll only be needing a 10×8 or smaller table, is to use Word’s table builder.