QuarkXPress offers an easy way to add color to alternating rows or columns in a table. Select an existing table, then under the script-shaped menu, choose Tables> Row or Column Color….
Choose which row or column to begin with, and how many to skip between colored rows or columns.
Choose a color and a tint and click the OK button.
Alternating rows or columns will be colored with that color and tint.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.