How to Make Table Borders Invisible in Google Docs

Written by matthew burley
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Google Docs is an online suite of productivity programs that you can use for free in place of some other application suites that must be downloaded and installed to your computer. One of the programs included with Google Docs is a word processing program that offers a variety of customisation tools, including the ability to insert tables into your documents. You can configure these tables in several ways, including the way the program displays the colour and width of table borders. Modify table properties to make your table borders invisible.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open a browser window and navigate to the Google Docs page at

  2. 2

    Type your Google Account e-mail address and password into their respective fields, then click "Sign In."

  3. 3

    Click an existing document from the list at the centre of the window, or click the "Create New" drop-down menu at the top-right corner of the window, then click "Document."

  4. 4

    Navigate to the location in your document where you wish to insert the table, then click "Table" at the top of the window.

  5. 5

    Click "Insert Table," then drag your mouse to highlight the table layout you want. For example, if you wanted a table with three rows and three columns, select the "3 x 3" option.

  6. 6

    Right-click anywhere on the table, then click "Table Properties."

  7. 7

    Click the "Table" tab at the top of the window.

  8. 8

    Click the box to the right of "Border Color," then click the white box at the top-left corner of the colour options.

  9. 9

    Click "OK" to apply your changes and make your table borders invisible.

Tips and warnings

  • Add some interesting visual effects to your table cells by clicking the "Cells" tab at the top of the "Table Properties" window and changing the "Background Color" and "Padding" settings.

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