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Gridlines on WORD template

Posted on 2011-03-01
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I have created various label templates in WORD for our users.  These are individual WORD templates on our network share.  Most Label templates are created in a Table, some of the labels we use had to be made from scratch - and the Tables are quite complicated.

My question is this....is there a way to do this and make it so all users can see the gridlines when they open the document - regardless of their own settings in WORD?  In otherwords, turn "view gridlines" (for tables) on as a default setting on the template itself - OR is there a setting that I'm missing in WORD that will allow the users to see the gridlines on any document that has a table?

Hope that made sense.
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by:cquinn
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You can add an AutoOpen macro to the template with the following line of code


WordBasic.ShowTableGridlines

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by:kolson14
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cquinn - got it, tried it in a new document by going into visual basic, pasting in the code you sent (it's just the one line right?) and saved it to the network share.   Went to another computer opened the document and got a macro warning.  Enabled all macros in Word and Enabled VBA, exited out and reopened, and it didn't work.....what am I missing?
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Not just the one line - you need an AutoOpen macro in the template that the document is based on - whole code posted below.

I have tried it on one of my templates and it works fine


Public Sub AutoOpen()
 
WordBasic.ShowTableGridlines

End Sub

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PS  You may also need to have the same in an AutoNew macro if you want the gridlines to appear when the document is created, not just when an existing document is opened.
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Sorry - VBA illiterate
So the AutoNew is the same code, just replace the AutoOpen with AutoNew?
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Yes - AutoNew runs when a documnt is first created, AutoOpen when a document is opened
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