Printing and viewing gridlines in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is often a setting that needs to be enabled to make the table easier to read when it’s printed. The gridlines make it easier to separate the data visually, and can help to eliminate mistakes when evaluating that data. It’s also pretty easy to print them.
But documents that you create in Publisher are typically more visually-oriented, and the presence of the gridlines when you’re designing your document can be distracting. Luckily they don’t print on the final document, but you might prefer to hide them from view when you are editing your file. Our tutorial below will show you how to hide the table gridlines in Publisher 2013.
How to Hide the Lines on a Table in Publisher 2013
The steps in this article assume that you currently have a table in your Publisher file where you can see the table lines. Following this guide will leave the table and its data intact, but will hide the lines from view.
Step 1: Open your document in Publisher 2013.
Step 2: Click somewhere inside the table to make it active.
Step 3: Select the Layout tab under Table Tools at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the View Gridlines button in the Table section of the ribbon.
If you still see lines in your table, then you likely have borders on the table, rather than gridlines. To remove the borders from a table, first select all of the cells in the table, click the Design tab under Table Tools, then click the Borders option and select the No Borders item.
Do you need a Publisher document that’s a different size than one of the default page size options? Find out how to create a custom page size in Publisher 2013 if you need a document that is legal sized, for example.
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