Add or change borders in a table

Which Office program are you using?

Word

PowerPoint

Word

Do any of the following:

Add borders for a whole table or for selected table cells

  1. Click the table or select the cells to which you want to add borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click Borders, and then click the borders that you want.

    Tables tab, Draw Borders group

Add or change the line style

  1. Click the table or select the cells where you want to add or change borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, on the Line Style pop-up menu, click the line style that you want.

    Tables tab, Draw Borders group

  3. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click Borders, and then click the borders that you want.

Add or change the line width

  1. Click the table or select the cells where you want to add or change borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, on the Line Weight pop-up menu, click the line weight that you want.

    Tables tab, Draw Borders group

  3. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click Borders, and then click the borders that you want.

Remove borders

  1. Click the table or select the cells in which you want to remove borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click Borders, and then click None.

    Tables tab, Draw Borders group

See also

Show or hide gridlines for all tables in a document

Move a table

Resize all or part of a table

PowerPoint

Do any of the following:

Add borders for a whole table or for selected table cells

  1. Click the table or select the cells to which you want to add borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click the arrow next to Borders  Borders button , and then click the borders that you want.

Add or change the line style

  1. Click the table or select the cells where you want to add or change borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, on the Line Style pop-up menu, click the line style that you want.

    PowerPoint Tables tab, Draw Borders group

  3. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click the arrow next to Borders  Borders button , and then click the borders that you want.

Add or change the line width

  1. Click the table or select the cells where you want to add or change borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, on the Line Weight pop-up menu, click the line weight that you want.

    PowerPoint Tables tab, Draw Borders group

  3. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click the arrow next to Borders  Borders button , and then click the borders that you want.

Add or change the line color

  1. Click the table or select the cells where you want to add or change borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click the arrow next to Line Color  Border Color button , and then click the line color that you want.

  3. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click the arrow next to Borders  Borders button , and then click the borders that you want.

Remove borders

  1. Click the table or select the cells in which you want to remove borders.

  2. On the Tables tab, under Draw Borders, click the arrow next to Borders  Borders button , and then click No Border  Border Type button .

See also

Add or change the fill color of a table cell

Resize all or part of a table

I can't edit a table

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