I would like to make a gradient background in a Word 2010 table cell. Unfortunately, Word only provides solid color filling and premade patterns. There does not seem to be an easy way of doing this. The best method I have come up with is to use the drawing tool and create a rectangle, which I then fill in with a gradient. Then I have to align the rectangle over the cell. The issue with this is that the on screen and printed alignment do not match up. If the rectangle fits in the cell while editing the document, the print preview/PDF output shows the gradient misaligned. If I adjust the rectangle to print properly, it looks poorly in the Word document.
There has to be a better and easier way to accomplish this. Anyone know how?