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Version: Direct coloring of table backgrounds

How do I create a table with cells in different styles?

Use the Table... icon on the Standard toolbar to create a table:

  • Define the layout of your presentation (with at least one slide)
  • Click in a slide in the middle square (where it says "Add text by clicking")
  • Click on the "Table..." icon in the toolbar
  • Enter the number of rows and columns that your table should have (e.g. 7x6)
  • The table is created with a dark gray background for the header row, and the rows have alternating light gray and medium gray backgrounds.
202008 LOEN Impress - Existing Table Design.png

You can also add existing Table Designs to the table.

  • In the sidebar (Ctrl+F5) under Properties you will find the Table Designs in the lower area
  • Click on one of the Design templates to apply its color combination

You can also color the table as you wish.

  • Create a desired table
  • Mark the upper table row for coloring
  • Right-click and select Table Properties
  • In the "Table properties" dialog box in the "Background" tab, select the Button Color
  • Select the background color for the selected line (see example "Color values for the green table")
  • Click OK
  • Repeat this for the other lines with the sample color values

You can color the tables according to your wishes.

202008 LOEN Impress - Table with different Background.png

Color values for the green table:

Line_1 = #95BE5E
Line_2 = #78B34B
Line_3 = #58A736
Line_4 = #399A21
Line_5 = #188E0B
Line_6 = #008100

Version: Color table backgrounds with rectangles

How do I create a table with cells of different styles?

Use the toolbar to create table:

  • Define the layout of your presentation (with at least one slide)
  • In a slide, click in middle square (where is says Click to add text)
  • Click the "Table" icon in the toolbar
  • Fill in the numbers of rows and columns you want your table to have
  • The table is created with a dark gray background for the header row, and the body rows alternate light gray and medium gray backgrounds.

It is also possible to create a color gradient between the rows or columns using a blend of rectangles (but this method is not recommended):

  • Draw a rectangle the size of a single table cell
  • Note the size of the rectangle in the status bar FR.FAQ Draw 007a.PNG
  • Click Edit ▸ Duplicate...or press ⇧ Shift+F3
  • To create the first row, set:
    • Number of copies to the number of columns you want
    • Placement ▸ X axis to the width you noted earlier
    • Placement ▸ Y axis to 0
    • Placement ▸ Angle to 0
    • Enlargement to 0 (default)
    • Colors should stay the same (no gradient between columns)
  • Click OK
  • Select the rectangles you just created
  • Click Edit ▸ Duplicate...or press ⇧ Shift+F3
  • To create the table body rows, set:
    • Number of copies to the number of rows you need
    • Placement ▸ X axis to 0
    • Placement ▸ Y axis to the height of the original rectangle
    • Placement ▸ Angle to 0
    • Enlargement to 0 (default)
    • Colors ▸ Start and Colors ▸ End to a start and an end color
  • Click OK
FR.FAQ Impress 103a.PNG

Color values for the green table:

Row_1 = #95BE5E
Row_2 = #78B34B
Row_3 = #58A736
Row_4 = #399A21
Row_5 = #188E0B
Row_6 = #008100