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I created a table in MS 2010 Word and put gridlines around it. To make it look better, I changed the single lines to double lines and now I can't get rid of the double lines. Clicking on borders and shading which I used to create the double lines will not remove them.

Thank you for your help,

Hello Ray,

There are a couple of ways to put the double lines under the text, it can be either done by paragraph borders or cell borders in a table.

When you open the "Borders & Shading" box, you can select any the borders you want and at the bottom there is a drop down menu that lets you choose the kind of borders you want (paragraph or cell).

In your case, you need to do the following, since you are not sure which borders are applied you can do a hit and try method to remove the borders.  But this needs to be done one-by-one.

First remove the cell borders - open Borders & Shading - Select the box "None" at the top left corner and then select "Cells" from the drop down menu at the bottom.  Click ok.  If this doesnt take off the border it means you have applied paragraph borders.

To remove paragraph borders - Open Borders & Shading - Select the box "None" at the top left corner and then select "paragraph boder" from the drop down menu at the bottom.  Click ok.

I think this should help.  Let me know if it does.

Thanks & regards,
Mahesh K
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