Format table borders

Tables in Author

Use the Borders command to apply or remove table cell borders.

Applying borders is a two-step process: First, choose line width and color options, and then select where to apply the borders. If borders are already applied, first select the cells that you want to change, and then choose a new border width and/or color.

The Borders drop-down menu on the Layout tab highlights the border options currently applied to the selected cells. The last option you selected from the menu is displayed in the command group, and acts as a toggle to add or remove the border style in selected cells.

To add borders to the table:

  1. To display the Layout tab, click inside a table cell and then click Layout > Design > Borders. (Or right-click on the table and click Tables > Borders.)
  2. Choose a border width. If you wish, choose a border color.
  3. Select the cells to which you want to apply the border, and then in the Borders menu select the line options that you want.
  4. Save your changes.