3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2010 2:00 PM by KOENIG Yvan
Tom Murray2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,155 points)
Simple question.
Open a spread sheet. Select all.
From the inspector, color fill. Choose color.
I used to be able to the check the Alternating Row Color box and choose a color.
Now nothing happens. Unable to get an alternating row color. ?

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  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
    Played around with it a bit. The only way I can get Alternating row colour is to check the box, set an 'alternate' colour, and set the main fill to None, using the popup menu.

    It appears the 'main colour' overrides the 'alternate row colour,' which doesn't seem to agree with the notes on p. 61 of the Numbers '09 User Guide:

    Alternating Table Row Colors
    Use a different color background for alternate rows to give a table a banded effect.
    To alternate row colors:
    1 Select the table or an element in it.
    2 Click Inspector in the toolbar and then click the Table inspector button.
    3 Select Alternating Row Color.
    4 Click the adjacent color well to open the Colors window, and then choose a color for the alternate rows. See “The Colors Window” on page 24 for instructions.
    5 To change the fill attributes of the other rows, use the Cell Background controls in the

    Table inspector. See “Filling Objects with Colors or Images” on page 219 for instructions.

  • Tom Murray2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,155 points)
    I see the same thing.
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)
    When you have finished what Barry listed, you may redefine the default style (the top one) according to the edited format.
    Save the document as a template.
    When you will create new documents from this template you will get your colored stripes.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mercredi 23 juin 2010 23:00:52