You’ve set up a table in MS Word, right-clicked to choose “Borders and Shading,” choosen “None” and there’s still a pesky gray border! Here’s the easiest answer:
On the “Table” menu, pull down. You’ll see this:
Yes…there are border AND gridlines. Only Microsoft knows why. My theory is that it put there especially to annoy ME.
It’s still there? OK…go for the simple solution next: don’t fight it. Right click and choose “Borders and Shading” and make all your borders white. You can choose “All” and that should do it, but just make sure that all choices in orange below are highlighted (they won’t be orange in Word). You can also just click on them one by one:
If you’re still having trouble, well…you pasted that table in from somewhere else, didn’t you? In spite of what the Word documentation will tell you, this is almost always more trouble than it’s worth. It’s easier to just rebuild the darned table than to make it work. But say your table is huge or an Ole object and you just can’t. Try this:
I’ve borrowed a National Geographic picture to show you, since I don’t happen to have a table that’s having this problem. And the problem is that your table is acting like a picture, not a table. There’s an “invisible” frame around it that sometimes becomes visible.
Right click and see if you can get the “Format Picture…” menu option to come up. If so, that’s the problem. If you don’t want to build the table from scratch and you see this menu choice, click on it.
Next, fool around with the text wrapping choices and see if you can make it go away. This is trial and error…monkey business. (Yes, I’m easily amused):
Click on the “layout” choice and fool around with the wrapping style. The advanced button will give you more choices. If this sounds vaguely familiar, you may have read here about another problem caused by picture layout. Good luck!Share on Facebook