How to View Gridlines of a Table in Word (Office 360)

When you insert the table, the default borders of the table appear. So, if you apply No Border to it, it disappears. In that case, the table requires gridlines for appearance.

To (show or hide) view the gridlines of a table. follow the steps below.

View the Gridlines of a Table

To work with gridlines, first, go to the Insert tab, then insert the table with the number of rows and columns you want. Afterwards, the Table Tools Design and Layout tabs will open automatically.

Now, click the 4 headed arrows of a table to select

Make sure the “Table Design” tab

Then click on the Borders

Insert the table and select its 4 rows by clicking
Insert the table and select its 4 rows by clicking

And then select the “No Border” option, to disappear the table (table borders) automatically

The area where the table disappears after selecting No Border
The area where the table disappears after selecting No Border

When you hover over the mouse pointer over the disappeared area of the table, 4-headed arrows of a table will appear, then click on it. Now on the Design tab, in the Borders group, click on the Borders, and then select “View Gridlines”.

Showing gridlines
View gridlines

There is also another way to show the gridlines of a table. To do so follow the way.

Go to the Table Tools Layout tab

Then select the “View Gridlines

Now the Gridlines of a table will appear as in the screenshot above.

View gridlines of a table
View gridlines of a table

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To show or hide table lines

What is hide or show gridlines of a table in Word?

Sometimes accidentally table may disappear (not deletion). In that case, we have to apply either the entire table or the table gridlines. In that case, the table requires gridlines. In that case, the gridlines we apply are called view gridlines.

What are the gridlines of a table in MS Word?

A series of numbered horizontal and vertical lines that divide the table into squares to form a grid are called gridlines.

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