Introduce Saving a Table Template in PowerPoint
Provide the ability to save table design templates (similarly to how chart design templates are saved). This would cut out the need to use a separate programme like AvoPress and allow consistent tables throughout the deck.
This should have been available ages ago. Designing custom templates makes this feature necessary. The default color selection isn't sophisticated enough.
Yes! We need the ability to modify a gallery table choice or create a new one (as in Word). This ability is long overdue. Among other factors, the default table color choices often fail the accessibility color contrast check. Also, we need to be able to create a table style that uses business/agency color schemes.
We need this ASAP. Can't believe this suggestion was from 2016 and this STILL is not a feature.
This would be way more useful than the "design suggestions" feature!
Sharing in case it helps anyone - I bought PPT Productivity add-in to get the lock/unlock shapes feature (another popular uservoice request that hasn't been actioned...). They have a Slide Library/ Gallery feature that lets you save slides or shapes including tables. You can search for them in a toolbar that shows in PowerPoint to find and easily reuse then. I now use that to save my favorite table layouts. They have a free 30 day trial (to the full featured version - lots of other shortcuts too). The website is pptproductivity.com
How.....Is this not a thing
A basic process I would have thought. We need different colour templates to reflect our clients logos & colours and want to save each client's specific colour template into our PP template.
Umberto Bar commented
Unbelievable such a basic feature is not available.
Everything else can be set as a template... why tables are excluded?
Why should I stick with the default templates if I have customized everything else?
Jerry Lankreijer commented
Just a question, this topic is from 2016. I have found no comments of Microsoft. Does this voting and reacting matter? Thank you, Jerry
Forgot to add that would like to change all sorts formatting for saved template. Colours, whether banded rows or now, shading, border styles, font and font size.
Ideally, would like to have several Styles so could have different quick selections for different use cases e.g. Internal Finance table, Technical Figures for Docs table, Customer Satisfaction etc etc.
In other words, don't limit it too much. Would like same capabilities as available in Word
Finally, could we have ability to REPEAT HEADER ROW further down the table.
Just to say, would like this feature across ALL of Office and not just Powerpoint.
John .Reisman commented
We work on emergency and rescue medicine education and it would save about 90 to 95% of wasted time on table styling if we could format presentation tables in PowerPoint. MICROSOFT. please make this happen. The whole world needs more efficient ability.
unbelievable that on cannot style tables and safe the style for continuous use!! I don't get it, why one needs to be a programmer to create a table stye! Thought PPT is here to help us with our presentations. I don't need 3-D Texts with weird shadows, I need basic office presentations that contain something so common as tables…
Only the dark styles allow the header row fill to be one colour and the other rows to be other colours. And these dark styles are far too dark for me. Just let us create our own styles.
Powerpoint is a joke. They won't update the normal versions any more, they want us all to subscribe to Office 365.
Office suites are dead
Priscilla Esteban commented
What seems to be the problem here. Give the people what they want.
Let's go, MSFT! We know you have the money and man-power! Prioritize your work!
Something like this could save an entire day's work for my tech writers in complex documents. Why in the world hasn't this (as well as locking layers) been introduced decades ago?
Mauricio Avilés commented
It's kind of disappointing to know this suggestion was made back in 2016 and it hasn't been considered.
The default styles are so annoying.
Zak McKracken commented
This should be a total no-brainer.
The default table styles are ... I don't like them, and it's incredibly annoying having to either copy another table across or setting them up from scratch every. single. time.
LibreOffice/openOffice has had user-definable format templates for tables since at least 2002, by the way (that's version 1.0)