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Need to remove bottom border of cell within a table

Posted on 2007-04-10
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Inside a table in Word 2003, I want to remove a cell's bottom border, which I do. However, it still shows because it's really the top border of the cell beneath. Is there any way to override this somehow and really make the visible line under the cell disappear?

I don't really want to create another row because this is a text entry form for clients and I want spacing between text entry lines (bottom borders of cells) to be equal thickness.
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To get rid of the line just select the lower cell and go to:
format - borders and shading and select - none.

If you want a line above your text on the lower cell that wont look like the line belongs to the upper cell do this:
remove all lines for both cells as described above. Select the lower cell and go to format - borders and shading - on the drop down for 'Apply to' select paragraph. Then apply a line above the text on the preview (click top box to the left of the preview). then go ok.
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The cells beneath are not the same width, so your suggestion can't work in this case, correct?
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yes they can. It will put a neat line above the text on the lower cell that won't look like it belongs to the upper cell.
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