Manipulating Lines in a Word 2007 Table

You can use the Table Tools Design tab in Word 2007 to change the appearance of lines, or borders, in your tables. After you add lines, you can format their styles, weights, and colors.

You can also remove unnecessary lines. For example, you could create a one-column, two-row table to put a picture and its caption in your text.

Setting line styles in a Word 2007 table

  1. Select the lines you want to change in your table.

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    The Table Tools Design tab appears.

  2. Click the Borders command button.

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    This button is located on the right side of the Table Styles group in the Design tab. A drop-down menu appears, from which you can choose where the lines go.

  3. Click the Style button to set the line style.

    This is the top button on the left side of the Draw Borders group.

  4. Click the Weight button to set the line width.

    This is the middle button on the left side of the Draw Borders group.

  5. Click the Color button to set the line color.

    This is the bottom button on the left side of the Draw Borders group.

    The border changes that you make apply to whichever part of the table is selected.

Removing lines from a Word 2007 table

  1. Select the table.

    The Table Tools Design tab appears on the Ribbon.

  2. Click the Borders command button to display the Borders menu.

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    This button is located in the Table Styles group.

  3. Choose No Border.

    Word removes the table’s borders.

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