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    Removing Table Borders (Word 2003+)

    Whenever I copy/paste the contents of a webpage, particularly a Microsoft Knowledge Base article into Word, table borders are displayed where on the original webpage, none are displayed. It makes reading the article rather difficult at times. So, I am wondering if there is a way to remove the table borders in the Word document? I've tried going to "Borders and Shading" options and they are set to "None" by default. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Removing Table Borders (Word 2003+)

    Jeff,

    Are you sure that these are borders, and not gridlines.

    Word shows the gridlines to help you see where the cells are when you are editing, but it doesn't print them. You can remove them by choosing Hide Gridlines on the Table menu. This setting is not specific to a table, or even to a document, but affects how you see all tables.

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    Re: Removing Table Borders (Word 2003+)

    Jeff

    I took a copy of this page and then pasted into word. All I did was Ctrl+A and then Table | Show Gridlines and it removed the table lines. HTH
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    Re: Removing Table Borders (Word 2003+)

    Thanks to both of you for the replies...... "Hide Gridlines" worked perfectly. I can't tell you how many years I have been frustrated with this issue and to what lengths I have gone to modify documents where these "gridlines" were displayed. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/embarrassed.gif>

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    Re: Removing Table Borders (Word 2003+)

    I haven't told Jezzarette 1 the trick because I can tell when she has copied her homework off the internet <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Removing Table Borders (Word 2003+)

    Ah, the old Security by Ignorance ploy!

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    Re: Removing Table Borders (Word 2003+)

    I tend to select the whole table (the little plus sign in the top left corner) and then use the Table - Convert - Table to Text option. Also reduces the file size in Word as well.
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