Table Border Styles and Painter in MS Word – 2022

The table border styles and painter are used to apply a stylish look to your table. These include border styles, border weight, border colour, etc. Formatting table styles and borders are useful to match the content of the table in a Word document.

Table Border Styles and Painter MS-Word​
Table Border Styles and Painter in MS-Word​

Table Border Styles and Painter

First, insert the table from the Insert tab, and afterwards, the Table Tools Design and Layout tabs will open automatically.

Table border and line color, size, and style
Table border and line colour, size, and style

On the Table Design tab, in the Borders group, change the Border and Line Styles, Size, and Color you want

Afterwards, also select one of the Border Styles by clicking the drop-down arrow.

In the same way, select the Line Weight and Pen Color you want by clicking the drop-down arrow of the Line Weight and Pen Color.

Otherwise, to add or remove the horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines of a table in the default line format you want, First, choose “No Border” and then select the “View Gridlines” options from the list of the Border options.

Let’s add the border styles, and colour or add/remove the default line style to the table after one of the two choices explained above in the screenshot.

Applying borders to the table
Applying borders to the table

1. Bottom Border:

To add the Bottom Border Style to the selected table, select the Bottom Border.

2. Top Border:

To add the Top Border Style to the selected table, select the Top Border option.

3. Left Border:

To add the Left Border Style to the selected table, select the Left Border.

4. Right Border:

To add the Right Border Style to the selected table, select the Right Border.

5. No Border:

To remove all the Borders Styles to the selected table, select the No Border option.

6. All Borders:

To add all the Right Borders Styles to the selected table, select All Borders.

7. Outside Borders:

To add only Outside Borders Styles to the select table, select the Outside Border from the table border styles.

8. Inside Borders:

To add only Inside Borders Styles to the selected table, select the Inside Border.

9. Inside Horizontal Borders:

To add the Inside Horizontal Border Style to the selected table, select the Inside Horizontal Border.

10. Inside Vertical Borders:

To add the Inside Vertical Border Style to the selected table, select the Inside Vertical Border.

11. Diagonal Up Border:

To add the Diagonal Up Border Style to the selected table, select the Diagonal Up Border from the table border styles.

12. Diagonal Down Border:

To add the Diagonal Down Border Style to the selected table, select the Diagonal Down Border.

13. Horizontal Line:

To add the Horizontal Line to the current table row of a table, select the Horizontal Line option.

14. Draw Table:

Of the table border styles, add a border style to the table by drawing or clicking.

15. View Gridlines:

When a table doesn’t have borders, or when you choose the “No Border” option, then the table doesn’t visible, for visible table gridlines, you must use this option to view gridlines.

16. Borders and Shadings:

Add the Border and Shading effects to the table.

Painting Borders

If you want to apply paintings to the part of the cells of a table as given in the image below, the above-explained options don’t work. Thus, the border painter option is useful to do so.

Painting table borders
Painting table borders

After selecting line styles, size and colour, select border painter, then click the desired line of a cell in a table to paint as in the screenshot above.

  1. What is the Table Style Border ad Paint in Word?

    The table border styles and painter are used to apply a stylish look to your table, like border styles, border weight, border colour etc. Its formatting styles and borders are useful to match the content of the table in your Word document.

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