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Setting the Background Color or Image of a Table

You can specify a color to use as the background of a table. You can also make the background transparent or specify an image to use as the background. In addition, you can specify alternative colors or images to alternate the appearance of rows or columns. Alternate shading of rows or columns is a useful layout to help minimize the number of lines and amount of information displayed, while organizing the data in a way that users can easily read and understand.

The background image for a table is behind other elements in a table. If you set a background color for the table, you cannot see the background image for the table. In addition, make sure the image is stored in the Files folder so it is part of the project.

To set the background color or image of a table

  1. Open your Stationery design project.

  2. On the View menu, click Style Designer.

  3. In Table Styles, select the table style you want to modify.

  4. On the Properties tab, click Body Background.

  5. If you want to specify a color for the background of a table, select a color in the Color field, or type the RGB value of the color you want, such as FFFFFF. To make the table transparent, click the Web tab in the Color field, and then click Transparent.

  6. If you want to specify an image for the background of a table, complete the following steps:

  7. Save the image file in the Files folder for the project. ePublisher copies files from the Files folder when you generate the project.

  8. In the Image field under Background Image, select the image you want to use. ePublisher lists only the image files stored in the Files folder.

  9. Specify the tiling, scrolling, and position properties to position the image as you want it.

  10. If you want to alternate the appearance of rows or columns in the table, specify the appropriate values for the Alternate Information properties. For more information about a property, click Help.

ePublisher/2009.3/Help/02.Designing_Templates_and_Stationery/3.053.Designing_Stationery (last edited 2009-11-16 17:01:54 by TonyMcDow)