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    Removing boarders of particualr cells in a table (

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    I have designed a form to be used while checking a patient's EKG/ECG and reporting the conclusions.

    I needed to line up things, so I used a table and placed all the items that I need in cells, and rows and columns, This worked great for alignment purposes. But now I need to remove the inside vertical borders of some cells so that the form looks nicer.

    Any idea how to do that on a cell by cell basis?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: Removing boarders of particualr cells in a tab

    Cursor to the appropriate cell, then Format>Borders and Shading, select or remove the appropriate borders > Apply To: and select cell.
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    Re: Removing boarders of particualr cells in a table (

    Using Format | Borders and Shading? (Your question is rather vague, so I can only give a vague answer)

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    Re: Removing boarders of particualr cells in a tab

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> John

    This took a while, but it did the job. I had a lot of these cells that needed to be adjusted, but now the form can be printed and used perfectly.

    Thanks again.

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    Removing borders of particular cells in a table

    Quicker would be to select the Tables and Borders Toolbar, then in Line Style select No Border, then <UL><LI>hold down the left mouse button, <LI>move the little pencil "Draw Table" cursor down (a part of) each line you want to remove, <LI>then release the left mouse button -- the line disappears[/list]Repeat this sequence until exhausted! (It is better using the "Draw Table" button/cursor than the next button along, "Eraser", because "Eraser" removes not just the line but the cell itself...)

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    Re: Removing boarders of particualr cells in a table (

    Wassim,

    In addition to Format..., there is an icon on the Formatting toolbar just to the right of the Increase Indent Icon in Word 2003 (at least in the unchanged Formatting toolbar as it comes out of the box and you have 2 rows of toolbars displayed) that has a menu consisting of a few "border commands". There is one command that removes all borders from selected cells and others that add particular borders (left, right, etc.). You select the table cells you want and click the corresponding icon. This might be faster than using the Format commands. For example, I might remove all borders of a cell and then put one back using this.

    Note that you can also drag the menu off the toolbar if you're using this much so you can save a click.

    If the available "border commands" are not sufficient, I wonder if it's possible to write a macro to remove particular set of borders and add a button linked to that macro to this menu.

    HTH.

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    Re: Removing borders of particular cells in a tabl

    Depending on whether the cells are adjacent or not, there's even a faster way. Put the cursor in the cell to be modified. Choose the right "box" from the borders icon on the Table & Borders Toolbar (or the Formatting toolbar). Then use your right hand to click in the next cell to be modified & your left hand to press F4. Repeat until exhausted. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Removing borders of particular cells in a tabl

    Wassim, I've done something similar to what you are setting up-- be wary when adding any new rows/columns to your form once you've worked with cell-level borders. I've found that doing so can make some of the borders reappear. (There's some sort of inheritance going on, but durned if I can figure it out).

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    Re: Removing borders of particular cells in a tabl

    Pretty much, Word will duplicate your row or column when you add another row or column. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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