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Insert Table in Word- sorted-thanks to Choccy

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Janet Report 8 Nov 2013 11:06

Hi all
Please can I ask for help again. This something I have done dozens of times but I have forgotten and cannot find the simple answer and am ready for giving up. I have inserted a table in order to write some family history details in columns. I don't want to do it Excel. Having Inserted the table, no problem,I then entered the names and abodes in the table, I now want to leave the written word on the sheet and remove the table. It is something like Ctrl+?+? and it should disappear. Oh for a memory- thanks J


Island Report 8 Nov 2013 11:13

Hi Janet. 'Cancel/don't show gridlines'?

edit. sorry I was thinking of something else.


SheilaWestWilts Report 8 Nov 2013 11:23

Hi Janet -

It probably depends on the version you're using, but I think if you select the whole table, go to Format/Borders and Shading and click on 'None' it will remove the gridlines.


Island Report 8 Nov 2013 11:27

I think I've got it.

Highlight the cells, right click in the selected area, from the top window select the grid icon and click on it. Choose 'no borders' and the box lines with disappear.


Janet Report 8 Nov 2013 11:30

Office 2007


Island Report 8 Nov 2013 11:34

Have you tried what has been suggested Janet?


Janet Report 8 Nov 2013 11:48

Cannot find what has been suggested . I have an old ECDL with the instructions for XP but it doesn't fit in with my Vista.- thanks for the help though.


AnninGlos Report 8 Nov 2013 12:31

Janet at the top of your page where it gives font choices etc do you have a small square divided into four with a down arrow? If you do and click on the down arrow it will give the remove all borders instruction. (windows 7 which is similar to vista.


AnninGlos Report 8 Nov 2013 12:38

These instructions from microsoft might be clearer.

Start Microsoft Word and open an existing table that has a border you want to remove from the table.

Highlight the section of the table that you want to remove the border. This can be one cell, a selection of cells or the whole table. Either use your mouse to click and drag or use the Table button to select the cells that contain the border you want removed. Be sure to select the end-of-cell marks in the cells from which you want to remove the border.

Choose the "Format" menu and then click on "Borders and Shading..." to bring up the "Borders and Shading" dialog box. The "Borders" tab should already be chosen.

Click "None" under the "Setting" section of the "Borders and Shading" dialog box to remove any borders from your selected cells or table.

Use your mouse to click the "OK" button in the "Borders and Shading" dialog box to remove the border and close the dialog box.

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Janet Report 8 Nov 2013 12:47

Thank you all for your offers of instructions but I have a serious problem with reading them. Genuinely it once took me one hour to thread a sewing machine looking at the instructions. I will wait to see if anyone can come up with the short cut which I probably read in a computer magazine. If not I will try again with your suggestions. Thank you all.


Choccy Report 8 Nov 2013 14:10

Have you tried CTRL+ALT+U ?


Janet Report 8 Nov 2013 15:05

Choccy- squeals of delight. I will write it on my desk immediately. As soon as I saw it written down I just thought that you were right. Thank you so much. - J


Choccy Report 8 Nov 2013 15:12

:-) :-D