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I've only been working with Publisher for a month, so I assume I'm missing something simple. 

How do I remove borders from a table cell? When I click & highlight the cell, and then go to Stroke in the upper right of my screen, I have options to add all kinds of borders to the cell, but no option for "no border". Also, double clicking a border option does not remove it - like if I click left border to add it and then click again to try to remove, no change. I'm trying to create a custom table with no outside borders and no inside left or right borders but the cells can't all be merged.

What am I missing? Thanks!!

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21 hours ago, MEB said:

Hi JudyL,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Go to menu View ▸ Studio ▸ Table, check the Stroke and Fill section, select the type of borders you want to affect and set their stroke width to 0 (zero).

That works; but, could something more like Judy's method be added in addition to the steps you provided?  Her thoughts/actions seemed more intuitive.

Thanks!


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Thanks, very much appreciated.

Looking forward to the results of all this work!

R


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On 10/1/2018 at 5:52 PM, JudyL said:

How do I remove borders from a table cell? When I click & highlight the cell, and then go to Stroke in the upper right of my screen, I have options to add all kinds of borders to the cell, but no option for "no border".

Are you talking about the Stroke panel that is part of the Studio, or where the word Stroke appears in the context toolbar? If the latter, then clicking on the stroke weight control should pop up a window that looks like the Studio panel. At the top of both is a section called Style with buttons for solid, dashed and textured lines. The first of those buttons should be None and will remove the stroke from the selected cell edges.

 

On 10/1/2018 at 5:52 PM, JudyL said:

Also, double clicking a border option does not remove it - like if I click left border to add it and then click again to try to remove, no change. I'm trying to create a custom table with no outside borders and no inside left or right borders but the cells can't all be merged.

Are you talking here about the Outside/Inside/All set of controls? These don't apply a stroke, they select cell edges. The stroke command will then affect the selected edges. You can toggle selected cell edges by clicking directly on edges in the table, holding CMD on Mac or Control on Windows. Sometimes it is easier to make multiple edge selections and change their stroke separately.

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On 10/1/2018 at 10:03 AM, MEB said:

Hi JudyL,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Go to menu View ▸ Studio ▸ Table, check the Stroke and Fill section, select the type of borders you want to affect and set their stroke width to 0 (zero).

MEB, I took your advice and had a very hard time changing the border stroke width from 0.5 to 0.0. Often I could not move the dial: sometimes because words popped up, other times because the window would close. It would be great if this feature worked consistently, or if I could change the numbers to accomplish the same. Thank you!

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Hi lurline.sweet,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Are you talking about the Stroke and Fill section in the Table panel? There has been several improvements in Publisher. Some previous information from this thread may not be accurate anymore.

Can you post a screenshot of the "dial" along with the panel/location you are referring to so we can try reproduce the issue you are describing? If all you want is remove the outside stroke (border) of a table in Publisher, here's how it's done:

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Posted (edited)

I'm finding no way to remove strokes on horizontal borders. Or I should say, I've configured things such that there should be no stroke but they're still showing up. Ideas?

Really, I just wanna be able to select a table and disable all borders. Disappointed this is so difficult.

p.s. happy with the product in general, other than a couple things like this. Thanks!

Edited by Ed W

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2 hours ago, Ed W said:

Really, I just wanna be able to select a table and disable all borders.

 

It could be a few things so could you just copy the table to a new document then upload that document to the forum and someone will be able to tell you exactly what to do

PS We don't need the contents of the table, just the table itself.


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6 hours ago, Ed W said:

Really, I just wanna be able to select a table and disable all borders. Disappointed this is so difficult.

It should be reasonably simply using the Table studio panel. Select the complete table, then in the Table panel make sure none of the borders are selected. And for good measure you can set the border stroke to none. One tricky aspect: to see the effects of your changes, you need to click outside the table so it is not selected at all.

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there really should just be a "disable all" button. i spent a solid 20 minutes last night trying to figure out why i still had a border on a cell, just to figure out i had to click on each individual type of border and clear the style. that's severely unintuitive

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