Format a table cell in Contribute - On Premises 6.4


You can format individual table cells by using the Cell Properties option. The dialog box provides options for adding cell borders (line width and color), adding a background color, or changing the cell width.

Table cell properties

Cell Properties

To format a table cell:

  1. Open the topic containing the table, or insert a table into the current topic.
  2. Move the cursor to the cell that you want to format.
  3. Click the Cell Properties button on the Table Toolbar.


    Right-click inside the cell and click Cell Properties... from the shortcut menu.

  4. Change the cell width, if needed (table measurements are based on pixels).

    Note: changing the width of a cell updates all cells in that column.

  5. Select Background Color [...] to open the color picker and assign a background color for the cell.
  6. Select the cell border options:
    • Select the border width from the drop-down list
    • Select [...] next to the border to open the color picker and assign a border color

      Table Cell Properties dialog box

  7. Click Update to format the cell.