How to Remove Borders from a Table in Word 2010

Borders on a table in Word 2010 can be helpful for keeping information organized for the person reading your document. But they can be distracting or ugly, depending upon the styling of the rest of your document. You may have discovered how to remove the borders from an individual cell of your table, but are struggling to delete all of the borders at once.

Fortunately this is something that you can accomplish with your Word 2010 document, allowing you to quickly remove all of your table borders at once so that your table information prints without those visible lines.


Deleting Table Borders in Word 2010

This tutorial will assume that you already have a Word document containing a table. The steps below will remove the borders from that table so that they are gone when you print the document. You will still see blue gridlines on your screen to identify the borders of the table. You can read this article to learn how to remove those as well.


Step 1: Open your document in Word 2010.


Step 2: Click anywhere inside the table whose borders you want to remove.

click anywhere inside the table



Step 2: Click the Design tab under Table Tools at the top of the window.

click the design tab



Step 3: Click the Borders button at the right side of the ribbon at the top of the window.

click the borders button



Step 4: Click the None option at the left side of the window, make sure the Table option is selected at the bottom-right of the window under Apply To, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

how to remove the borders from a table in word 2010



You can then navigate to the Print Preview window and see how your table will look now that it is set to print without borders.

table without borders



If you want to reduce the number of psheets on which your document is printed, you can learn how to print two pages on one sheet in Word 2010. newsletter
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