Change Your Table Border In PowerPoint 2007

When you insert a table into a PowerPoint slide, the table has a default border. You can easily change the line style of the table border or make the border heavier. You can also choose what parts of the table you want your changes to apply to.

To change the table border style in PowerPoint 2007:

  1. Select the table or table cells you want to change the border for.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Design tab, in the Draw Borders group, change the line color, line width and line style.
  3. Under Table Tools, on the Design tab, in the Table Styles group, click Borders.
  4. Select the border option that you want to change.

The new border settings will be applied to your table or select cells.

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  • Richard Crowley

    OK, this works if you want to change the width, type or color of a SINGLE border. But to do the whole table apparently I have to tediously apply the effect to hundreds of border segments for EACH border of EACH cell? No evidence of how to apply a change to the entire table at once. Highlighting the whole table does not work. As soon as you apply the effect (with the little “pencil” cursor) the highlighting goes away. I’m ready to dump Office 2007 and go back to 2003. I can’t tollerate much more hit to my productivity spending hours searching for Office 2007 solutions that used to be a single mouse-click in Office 2003. (Like line-spacing up/down buttons, etc.)