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Table cell border displayed even when border is explicitly set to a value of 'none'. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm looking at a Word 2007 file that contains a simple table with two rows, with each row containing ten cells. The XML for this file sets the bottom cell border for the cells in the last row to a value of 'none' by using the <tcBorders> element at the cell level. This would mean that the cells in the last row should not have a bottom border. However, MS Word 2007 displays a bottom border for these cells. Why is this so? Can someone please provide any insights on this?

    The XML for this file is as below:

    <w:body>
        <w:tbl>
            <w:tblPr>
                <w:tblStyle w:val="LightList" />
                <w:tblW w:w="9216" w:type="dxa" />
                <w:tblBorders>
                    <w:top w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                    <w:left w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                    <w:bottom w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                    <w:right w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                    <w:insideH w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                    <w:insideV w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                </w:tblBorders>
                <w:tblLayout w:type="fixed" />
                <w:tblLook w:val="04A0" />
            </w:tblPr>
            <w:tblGrid>
                <w:gridCol w:w="1728" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="810" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="900" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="952" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="758" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="869" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="819" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="760" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="940" />
                <w:gridCol w:w="680" />
            </w:tblGrid>
            <w:tr w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidTr="00A54EFB">
                <w:trPr>
                    <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                    <w:tblHeader />
                </w:trPr>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:cnfStyle w:val="001000000000" />
                        <w:tcW w:w="1728" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="810" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="900" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="952" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="758" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="869" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="819" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="760" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="940" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="680" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:shd w:val="clear" w:color="auto" w:fill="auto" />
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="100000000000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:color w:val="FFFFFF" w:themeColor="background1" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
            </w:tr>
            <w:tr w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidTr="00A54EFB">
                <w:trPr>
                    <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                </w:trPr>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:cnfStyle w:val="001000000000" />
                        <w:tcW w:w="1728" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:left w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="810" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="900" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="952" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="758" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="869" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="819" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="760" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="940" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
                <w:tc>
                    <w:tcPr>
                        <w:tcW w:w="680" w:type="dxa" />
                        <w:tcBorders>
                            <w:top w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:bottom w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                            <w:right w:val="none" w:sz="0" w:space="0" w:color="auto" />
                        </w:tcBorders>
                    </w:tcPr>
                    <w:p w:rsidR="00943B1E" w:rsidRPr="007810D7" w:rsidRDefault="00943B1E" w:rsidP="00A54EFB">
                        <w:pPr>
                            <w:pStyle w:val="TableBody" />
                            <w:cnfStyle w:val="000000100000" />
                            <w:rPr>
                                <w:rFonts w:asciiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:hAnsiTheme="minorHAnsi" w:cstheme="minorHAnsi" />
                                <w:sz w:val="16" />
                                <w:szCs w:val="16" />
                            </w:rPr>
                        </w:pPr>
                    </w:p>
                </w:tc>
            </w:tr>
        </w:tbl>
        <w:p w:rsidR="00B56C9D" w:rsidRDefault="00B56C9D" />
        <w:sectPr w:rsidR="00B56C9D" w:rsidSect="00B56C9D">
            <w:pgSz w:w="12240" w:h="15840" />
            <w:pgMar w:top="1440" w:right="1800" w:bottom="1440" w:left="1800" w:header="720" w:footer="720" w:gutter="0" />
            <w:cols w:space="720" />
            <w:docGrid w:linePitch="360" />
        </w:sectPr>
    </w:body>
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 8:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi Anuj,

    The table in your document does not display cell borders, what you see is the table border. Bring up the Table Properties

    and click on Borders and Shading, you will get

    If you choose Box, all inner lines of the table will disappear; if you choose None the whole table disappears.

    Thanks, Vilmos

    • Edited by Vilmos Foltenyi Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:13 AM corrected cut and paste error
    • Proposed as answer by Vilmos Foltenyi Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vilmos Foltenyi Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:58 PM
    Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:09 AM

All replies

  • Hi _anuj, thank you for your question. A member of the protocol documentation team will respond to you soon.

    Josh Curry (jcurry) | Escalation Engineer | Open Specifications Support Team

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 10:54 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Josh,

    That sounds good. Thanks.

    Anuj

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:43 PM
  • Hi Anuj,

    I am the engineer who will be working with you on this issue. In order to better understand your question, please send the whole file as attachment to ‘dochelp (at) microsoft (dot) com’ and in the e-mail indicate that it is for me. Be sure that the file does not contain any confidential information.

    Regards,
    Vilmos Foltenyi - MSFT

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:13 PM
  • I've got the file from Anuj.
    Thanks, Vilmos

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 8:52 PM
  • Hi Anuj,

    The table in your document does not display cell borders, what you see is the table border. Bring up the Table Properties

    and click on Borders and Shading, you will get

    If you choose Box, all inner lines of the table will disappear; if you choose None the whole table disappears.

    Thanks, Vilmos

    • Edited by Vilmos Foltenyi Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:13 AM corrected cut and paste error
    • Proposed as answer by Vilmos Foltenyi Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vilmos Foltenyi Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:58 PM
    Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:09 AM
  • Hi Anuj,

    Because there is no response to this issue since my last posting on Sunday, December 29, I assume my explanation was adequate, your problem is solved, you no longer require my assistance and I’ll mark my previous post as answer.

    Thanks, Vilmos

    Sunday, January 5, 2014 8:57 PM
  • Hi Vilmos,

    Thanks for the reply. I have been investigating this issue further and I found a case in which no borders appear when the cell border is set to nil at the cell level, even when there are borders defined at the table level. This would be in conflict with the explanation you previously provided, so I believe there is something else at play here. Please take a look at the following XML:

    <w:document>
        <w:body>
            <w:tbl>
                <w:tblPr>
                    <w:tblW w:w="0" w:type="auto"/>
                    <w:tblBorders>
                        <w:top w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto"/>
                        <w:left w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto"/>
                        <w:bottom w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto"/>
                        <w:right w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto"/>
                        <w:insideH w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto"/>
                        <w:insideV w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto"/>
                    </w:tblBorders>
                    <w:tblLook w:val="0000"/>
                </w:tblPr>
                <w:tblGrid>
                    <w:gridCol w:w="4428"/>
                    <w:gridCol w:w="4428"/>
                </w:tblGrid>
                <w:tr w:rsidR="00B86DC2" w:rsidRPr="00D97B78" w:rsidTr="00B86DC2">
                    <w:trPr>
                        <w:cantSplit/>
                    </w:trPr>
                    <w:tc>
                        <w:tcPr>
                            <w:tcW w:w="4428" w:type="dxa"/>
                            <w:tcBorders>
                                <w:top w:val="nil"/>
                                <w:left w:val="nil"/>
                                <w:bottom w:val="nil"/>
                                <w:right w:val="nil"/>
                            </w:tcBorders>
                        </w:tcPr>
                        <w:p w:rsidR="00B86DC2" w:rsidRPr="00D97B78" w:rsidRDefault="00B86DC2" w:rsidP="00EC47D5">
                            <w:pPr>
                                <w:pStyle w:val="BodyText"/>
                                <w:rPr>
                                    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Arial" w:hAnsi="Arial" w:cs="Arial"/>
                                    <w:sz w:val="20"/>
                                    <w:szCs w:val="20"/>
                                </w:rPr>
                            </w:pPr>
                        </w:p>
                    </w:tc>
                    <w:tc>
                        <w:tcPr>
                            <w:tcW w:w="4428" w:type="dxa"/>
                            <w:tcBorders>
                                <w:top w:val="nil"/>
                                <w:left w:val="nil"/>
                                <w:bottom w:val="nil"/>
                                <w:right w:val="nil"/>
                            </w:tcBorders>
                        </w:tcPr>
                        <w:p w:rsidR="00B86DC2" w:rsidRPr="00D97B78" w:rsidRDefault="00B86DC2" w:rsidP="00EC47D5">
                            <w:pPr>
                                <w:pStyle w:val="BodyText"/>
                                <w:rPr>
                                    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Arial" w:hAnsi="Arial" w:cs="Arial"/>
                                    <w:sz w:val="20"/>
                                    <w:szCs w:val="20"/>
                                </w:rPr>
                            </w:pPr>
                        </w:p>
                    </w:tc>
                </w:tr>
            </w:tbl>
            <w:p w:rsidR="00B56C9D" w:rsidRDefault="00B56C9D"/>
            <w:sectPr w:rsidR="00B56C9D" w:rsidSect="00B56C9D">
                <w:pgSz w:w="12240" w:h="15840"/>
                <w:pgMar w:top="1440" w:right="1800" w:bottom="1440" w:left="1800" w:header="720" w:footer="720" w:gutter="0"/>
                <w:cols w:space="720"/>
                <w:docGrid w:linePitch="360"/>
            </w:sectPr>
        </w:body>
    </w:document>

    MS Office 2007 will display a table with no borders for this XML. But as you will observe, the XML shows the presence of borders at the table level. So, in this case, the cell does not inherit the table border. If you want, I can send you the file corresponding to this XML. I appreciate your help in this matter.

    Thanks.

    Anuj

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 8:47 PM
  • Hi Anuj,

    Thanks for the follow up question; I got the document, you sent in an email to me. I'll study the table in the document and answer your question soon.

    Thanks, Vilmos

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 9:16 PM
  • Hi Vilmos,

    Any updates on this issue?

    Thanks.

    Anuj

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:42 PM
  • Hi Anuj,

    I am still working on this issue. I hope soon I’ll have more information for you. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Vilmos

    Friday, January 17, 2014 7:51 PM
  • Hi Anuj,

    The sent docx file contains one table, which has two rows and two columns, four cells. Word doesn’t display any border as it is instructed; in the Word UI it can be seen

    which correspond that for all four cells we have:
                <w:tcBorders>
                  <w:top w:val="nil"/>
                  <w:left w:val="nil"/>
                  <w:bottom w:val="nil"/>
                  <w:right w:val="nil"/>
                </w:tcBorders>

    the invisible cell borders hide the table borders.

    The table borders are there, you can make them appear by separating the table borders from the cell borders, e.g. by adding one line (with context)

          <w:tblPr>
            <w:tblW w:w="0" w:type="auto"/>
            <!-- START added by me -->
            <w:tblCellSpacing w:w="36" w:type="dxa"/>
            <!--  END  added by me -->
            <w:tblBorders>
              <w:top w:val="single" w:sz="4" w:space="0" w:color="auto"/>

    Thanks, Vilmos
    • Proposed as answer by Vilmos Foltenyi Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:50 PM
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:50 PM
  • Hi Anuj,

    Because there is no response to this issue since my last posting on Saturday, January 18, I assume my explanation was adequate, your problem is solved, you no longer require my assistance and I’ll mark my previous post as answer.

    Thanks, Vilmos

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:45 PM