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Getting Rid of the Lines

While a table is a great way to line up text, the lines can really overwhelm a web page. Besides, if you put text into any kind of box, people tend to ignore it. So now is the time to get rid of all those unsightly lines:

  1. Highlight the table.
  2. Right-click and select Borders and Shading from the context menu.
  3. Click the Borders tab and then click None. Don't worry if the table grid doesn't disappear.
  4. Do this for all the tables in your design.

One of two things happened: Either the lines ceased to exist or they didn't. That's because the setting you changed only affects output from Word—those things printed on paper or published to the web. There's a separate toggle setting in Word to show or hide the table gridlines while you work online. You haven't affected that setting; you need that particular toggle to be set so that gridlines show while you work, but not when you publish. If your page is currently without a visible grid, choose Table, Show Gridlines.

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