In this tutorial, I will share to you 3 ways to remove border lines in word. We can delete border lines only keep content in Word by using Eraser tool, border features, using borders and shading. It is a very easy trick but also a lot of people, especially newbies, do not know how to do it. This simple tip is to help you present your document better.
When drawing table in Word, for some reason, you want to delete the table lines when you’re done, or you have to draw the table to align some of the contents. Once done, you have to delete that part of the board and just show the content alone. For those of you who already know how, you will agree that it is very simple, for those who do not know, let us find out how to do it.
I. Remove border lines in word by Using Eraser tool.
For Word version 2007 and 2010.
Click on the table so the tab Design will appear, in the Draw Borders section, choose Eraser in the right corner.
For Word 2013 and higher versions.
Step 1: Click onto the table, tab Layout will appear. In the Draw section, choose Eraser.
Step 2: The cursor will turn into an eraser. At this point you can delete lines, or even merge multiple rows or cells into one by moving the cursor to where you want to merge or to the line you want to delete, click onto it and the eraser will “erase” it for you.
After done erasing, press ESC key on your keyboard to exit erase mode.
After deleting the line, the table now looks like this. You can see it is the same with merging two rows into one.
II. Deleting border using Border features.
This way is not manual as I just instructed. It will automatically delete it for you and the operation is also much simpler. If you use Word a lot, you should do in this way.
Since it is completely automatic, you can delete each cell border or delete the entire table border. But remember that if you want to delete anything, please select them first. For example, if you delete a cell border, then select or scan that only cell that need to be deleted, if you want to delete a whole table border, you need to scan that whole table. Now let’s start.
Step 1: First up, select cells or table you want to delete the border, click on tab Home then select Borders with the icon as a window. I will try to delete the border of only this part of my table.
Step 2: Click onto the icon, you can see there are a lot of options for border to choose. So, to delete all the borders of the table, select No border.
All the borders have disappeared.
III. Remove border lines in word by using Borders and Shading.
This method is quite similar with what I have told you in #2.
Step 1: You also need to select where you want to delete the border first. After that, go to Home, click onto the Border icon and choose Borders and Shading.
Step 2: In the Borders and Shading box, look to the right, you can see an example of border display. Click the 6 boxes with window icon near by to hide or show borders. Here, I just click on 2 boxes to delete the 2 inner borders and keep the 4 outer borders. If you want to delete how many lines, it’s optional.
As you can see the outer borders are kept and the inner borders have been removed.
So I have finished showing you how to delete border lines and still keep the contents in the table. Between the 3 ways above, there will be a little quicker one, but there are also manual methods if there is no need to delete automatically. Feel free to choose the way you like. Because it is only a guide on how to delete it, when you finish erasing, remember to align the contents in the table nicely.
Thanks for reading and good luck.
Grace Odeh says
This was really helpful