Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Borders
Formatting a Table
Word closes the Borders menu and applies your change to the table.
Tip: To adjust the line style, width, or color, use the drop-down options in the Draw Borders section of
the Table Tools | Design tab.
The Borders menu makes one change at a time, closing after each one, which can
get pretty tedious if you want to alter multiple borders. Here’s how to apply multiple
changes without opening and reopening the Borders menu:
1. SelectTableTools|Design ➝ Borders ➝ BordersandShading(Alt,JT,B,O).
The Borders and Shading dialog box, shown in Figure 3-10, opens with the
Borders tab selected.
Here are your options:
— None removes all external and internal borders from the table.
— Box applies external borders and removes internal borders.
— All applies the same borders internally and externally.
— Grid applies one border style externally and standard borders internally.
— Custom lets you choose and apply different border styles to different parts
of your table.
The Borders and Shading box,
familiar to people who used earlier
versions of Word, also works with tables
in Word 2010. Separate columns and
rows one border at a time to create a
custom look for your table.