Can Access VBA control the lines drawn within a Word table or the way in which data is written to the Word table?

Please see attached Word doc. Access 2007 VBA is appending rows to the table’s columns 1 – 9.
Through VBA, can you control the lines being drawn and control how many cells are used for text? For example, ‘Passed’ spans 2 cells and I don’t want to see the line drawn between the 2 cells in this case.
In addition, I would like 'Report Findings (see Appendix A for details)' to span 6 columns without drawing lines in between the columns.

I am using the following code to append the text to the table: (Passed, Failed, Summary are then squished within these cells. Is there a way to have these span more than 1 cell?)
set rw = doc.Tables(1).Rows.Add
with rw
end with
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You need to use the Merge method to combine the cells.  Note that when you merge two cells, any cells to the right have to have their column number adjusted, so "Failed" goes in .Cells(5), not .Cells(6) after the Merge, etc:

  .Cells(4).Range.Text = "Passed"
  .Cells(4).Merge .Cells(5)
  .Cells(5).Range.Text = "Failed"
  .Cells(5).Merge .Cells(6)
  .Cells(6).Range.Text = "Summary"
  .Cells(6).Merge .Cells(7)

Best wishes,
Graham Mandeno [Access MVP 1996 - 2012]

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