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:
- Highlight the table.
- Right-click and select Borders and Shading from the context menu.
- Click the Borders tab and then click None. Don't worry if the table grid doesn't disappear.
- 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.