Cannot Remove Borders or Gridlines in Microsoft Word
First, let's not confuse borders with gridlines. The rule of thumb is that
borders print, and gridlines do not. This is true in Word and Excel, and
probably many other Windows applications.
Gridlines, which are viewable and do not print (unless specifically set to
print), can be viewed by choosing, from the menu, Table à Show
Gridlines. When you are already viewing gridlines, then the same menu option
changes and Show Gridlines is not available, but Hide Gridlines is.
Gridlines appear gray. If your gridlines appear to print, then
they're likely gray-colored borders.
Some borders and gridlines information:
You cannot remove gridlines. You can only choose to view them
You cannot turn gridlines off for other users. Viewing of
gridlines is a machine setting, it is not a document setting. When you send
your document to others, you cannot control whether they see your table
gridlines or not.
You can turn off all borders in a table by clicking inside the
table and hitting Ctrl+Alt+U, or click inside the table and (from the menu)
choose Table à Select à Table,
then FormatàBorders and Shading, click on the
Borders tab and choose None.
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