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Table borders in Word 2007 - not visible at all!

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If I turn off table/cell borders in Word 2007 (so they do not print), they disappear completely in editing mode.  In Word 2003 it was possible to see a faint gray outline so you could navigate your way around the table.

Is there a way in 2007 to enable a rough outline of my table cells while I work in them??    Currently I am giving them the solid black border style, then reapplying a new style before printing, but this is a real pain!
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by:GrahamSkan
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There is a Show/Hide gridlines option in 2003 (table menu) and 2007 (view tab).


http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100970391033.aspx
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by:Rouchie
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Hi

I've seen this box, but it makes things even more confusing as I still can't see where the outlines of my cells are!  That's all I need to do!
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Joanne M. Orzech earned 250 total points
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There's a couple ways... you can click in one of the preformatted tables on the ribbon or go to Table Tools, Borders, View Gridlines

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by:Rouchie
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Ahh got it.  That's what I needed.

I thought it was too simple for MS to miss out...! :-)

Thanks JOrzech
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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You're most welcome!  Very glad to have been able to help you!
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