How to Add Table Border in PowerPoint?

When creating tables in PowerPoint, the default style is with no border or color. This makes it difficult for readers to easily distinguish the data that is mentioned in it.

In Microsoft PowerPoint, you can insert a table in a slide and even edit its appearance. PowerPoint allows you to add borders to tables in slides and customize them according to your preference.

In the “Table Design” tab, you can use the “Table Style” group to add borders to a selected table in PowerPoint. To add table borders, follow the 2 steps.

Using Table Style to Add Border


The first step is to click on the table to which you want to add borders. Then click on the “Table Design” tab from the menu ribbon located at the top of the screen.


Click on the downward arrow by the “Borders” option. Then click on the “All Borders” option from the dropdown menu under the “Borders” option to add borders to the selected table.

How to Change the Table Border Line Style in PowerPoint?

Microsoft PowerPoint offers the “Pen Style” feature that allows you to change the style of the table borders in a presentation slide.


In the “Draw Borders” group of the “Table Design” tab, you have to click on the “Pen Style” box. Then click on the preferred border design from the dropdown menu under the “Pen Style” option.


The final step is to click on the “Border” option in the “Table Styles” group. This will change the existing border to the new style.

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