When you create a new table in Microsoft Word you are able to specify the number of rows and columns in that table. But the table will have borders, so you might be wondering how to remove table borders in Microsoft Word for Office 365.
Fortunately you have a lot of options for customizing the appearance of your table, including the styling of the borders. This includes whether or not the borders are even there.
By removing your table borders you can keep your data in that layout of of a table, but without the lines that identify the rows and columns.
Our guide below will show you how to remove the borders from a Word table.
How to Remove Table Borders in Microsoft Word for Office 365
- Open your document.
- Select all of the table cells.
- Choose Table Design.
- Click the Borders button.
- Select No Border.
Continue reading below for more information on removing table borders in Word, including pictures of these steps.
How to Remove Microsoft Word Table Borders
The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word for Office 365. However this method will also work in most other versions of Word.
Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.
Step 2: Select all of the cells in the table.
You can click on the bottom-right cell and drag up to the top-left cell to select them all.
If you haven’t created the table yet, then you will need to do that first.
Step 3: Select the Table Design tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Borders button in the Borders section of the ribbon.
Step 5: Choose the No Border option from the dropdown menu.
There will still be a dotted line to indicate the cells, but the border won’t appear when you go to print the document.
You will notice that there some other styling options in the Borders section of the ribbon if you would like to change the appearance of your borders instead of removing them.
You can also adjust border settings using the Borders and Shading option at the bottom of the Borders dropdown menu.
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