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Ciel Clair
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Since: May 25, 2005
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 5:24 pm    Post subject: Invisible Table Cell Borders
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In older versions of MS Word I could create tables with invisible cell
boundaries by choosing "None" in Border Settings, and making sure that the
"Text Boundaries" option is Unchecked at Tools\Options\View\Print & Web
Layout Options. I am now working in MS Word 2002 and this process is not
working. The cell boundaries, that I do not want to be visible, are showing
up with grayed borders. These gray borders do not print, but I also do not
want them visible when the file is being viewed electronically. Any advise
is appreciated!
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Jay Freedman
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Since: Mar 17, 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Invisible Table Cell Borders [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Wed, 25 May 2005 13:24:02 -0700, "Ciel Clair" <Ciel
Clair@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>In older versions of MS Word I could create tables with invisible cell
>boundaries by choosing "None" in Border Settings, and making sure that the
>"Text Boundaries" option is Unchecked at Tools\Options\View\Print & Web
>Layout Options. I am now working in MS Word 2002 and this process is not
>working. The cell boundaries, that I do not want to be visible, are showing
>up with grayed borders. These gray borders do not print, but I also do not
>want them visible when the file is being viewed electronically. Any advise
>is appreciated!

What you're seeing are the table gridlines
(http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/Gridlines.htm). Although
you can turn them off for your PC, you can't control whether others
have them turned on or off.

A trick that usually works is to turn on all the table's borders
(Format > Borders & Shading) and color them white. That will hide the
gridlines if they're turned on, but will be invisible unless the
person has set the window background color for all Windows programs to
something other than white. (I happen to be one of those people. <g>)

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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kathryngriffin1962
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Since: May 31, 2005
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Invisible Table Cell Borders [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Or, select "table" on your toolbar, and toward the bottom you will see the
option to hide the gridlines. That way, it doesn't matter what your
background color is, the gridlines will not be visible.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

> On Wed, 25 May 2005 13:24:02 -0700, "Ciel Clair" <Ciel
> Clair@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >In older versions of MS Word I could create tables with invisible cell
> >boundaries by choosing "None" in Border Settings, and making sure that the
> >"Text Boundaries" option is Unchecked at Tools\Options\View\Print & Web
> >Layout Options. I am now working in MS Word 2002 and this process is not
> >working. The cell boundaries, that I do not want to be visible, are showing
> >up with grayed borders. These gray borders do not print, but I also do not
> >want them visible when the file is being viewed electronically. Any advise
> >is appreciated!
>
> What you're seeing are the table gridlines
> (http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/Gridlines.htm). Although
> you can turn them off for your PC, you can't control whether others
> have them turned on or off.
>
> A trick that usually works is to turn on all the table's borders
> (Format > Borders & Shading) and color them white. That will hide the
> gridlines if they're turned on, but will be invisible unless the
> person has set the window background color for all Windows programs to
> something other than white. (I happen to be one of those people. <g>)
>
> --
> Regards,
> Jay Freedman
> Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
>
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Since: Sep 26, 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Invisible Table Cell Borders [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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They won't be visible to you, but if you send the document to someone else
who has gridlines displayed, they will be.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"kathryngriffin1962" wrote in
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> Or, select "table" on your toolbar, and toward the bottom you will see the
> option to hide the gridlines. That way, it doesn't matter what your
> background color is, the gridlines will not be visible.
>
> "Jay Freedman" wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 25 May 2005 13:24:02 -0700, "Ciel Clair" <Ciel
> > Clair@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > >In older versions of MS Word I could create tables with invisible cell
> > >boundaries by choosing "None" in Border Settings, and making sure that
the
> > >"Text Boundaries" option is Unchecked at Tools\Options\View\Print & Web
> > >Layout Options. I am now working in MS Word 2002 and this process is
not
> > >working. The cell boundaries, that I do not want to be visible, are
showing
> > >up with grayed borders. These gray borders do not print, but I also do
not
> > >want them visible when the file is being viewed electronically. Any
advise
> > >is appreciated!
> >
> > What you're seeing are the table gridlines
> > (http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/Gridlines.htm). Although
> > you can turn them off for your PC, you can't control whether others
> > have them turned on or off.
> >
> > A trick that usually works is to turn on all the table's borders
> > (Format > Borders & Shading) and color them white. That will hide the
> > gridlines if they're turned on, but will be invisible unless the
> > person has set the window background color for all Windows programs to
> > something other than white. (I happen to be one of those people. <g>)
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Jay Freedman
> > Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
> >
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Klaus Linke
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Since: Dec 18, 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: Invisible Table Cell Borders [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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> A trick that usually works is to turn on all the table's borders
> (Format > Borders & Shading) and color them white. That will hide the
> gridlines if they're turned on, but will be invisible unless the
> person has set the window background color for all Windows programs to
> something other than white. (I happen to be one of those people. <g>)

Sneaky!! I'll do that, too. Been fooled more than once by invisible (white bordered) tables...

Greetings,
Klaus
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