Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Modifying table design
Once you’ve applied a border style you like to selected cells, you can use Word 2013’s new
Border Painter tool to copy it to other selections, as shown in Figure 9.32. Click Border
Painter, and then drag the painter mouse pointer to apply the speciﬁ ed border to cell, row,
and column boundaries. Press Esc to turn the Border Painter off when ﬁ nished.
When the Border Painter is active, drag to copy border settings to other table locations.
Remember that if you remove all table borders, you may want to turn on table gridlines so that you can see cell
boundaries. The View Gridlines setting is in the Table group of the Table Tools ➪ Layout tab.
Using the table eraser
The table eraser removes parts of tables. It doesn’t merely remove border lines; it deletes
the cell boundaries in a table where you specify. You can use the table eraser to turn
interior cells into a larger interior cell. Be careful, though. If you try to delete a table’s
upperleft cell, you might instead delete the whole top row of the table.
To use the table eraser, click in a table and then click Eraser in the Draw group of the Table
Tools ➪ Layout tab. Click on cell boundaries to remove as needed. (Remember to press Ctrl+Z
immediately if you inadvertently click the wrong border.) To dismiss the eraser, either click
the Eraser tool again to toggle it off, or press Esc. The eraser also deactivates if you click
outside a table (in regular text).