How to Remove Borders from a Table in Microsoft Word for Office 365

Microsoft Word has some similarities to Excel. You can show or hide gridlines, but you can also manage data in a tabular format.

When you insert a table into a Microsoft Word document, that table is going to have borders around each of its cells. Borders are generally helpful in a table in a document, as it makes it easier for your readers to know what data belongs to which cell.

But some table designs might look better without a border, leaving you looking for a way to remove it. Fortunately there are a few formatting options for tables in Microsoft Word, and one of those options lets you remove the border from either a single cell, or even the entire table.

How to Delete a Table Border in Microsoft Word

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word for Office 365, but will work in most other versions of Word that include the navigational ribbon.

Step 1: Open the document with the table in Microsoft Word.

Step 2: Hover over the table, then click the button at the top-left of the table that contains the four arrows. This selects the entire table.

select the entire table in microsoft word

Step 3: Select the Design tab under Table Tools at the top of the window.

click the design tab under table tools

Step 4: Click the arrow under Borders, then choose the No Border option.

how to remove all borders from a table in microsoft word

Now that you know how to remove borders from a table in Word for Office 365, you can change the appearance of your table so that the lines of the table aren’t visible in the document.

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