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Erase Table Borders in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to remove borders within a table cell in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. You can use the convenient Eraser tool to remove borders.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher





You can manually draw tables and then divide your tables into numerous rows, columns, and cells as we have already explored in our Draw Tables in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. Similarly, PowerPoint allows you to erase segregations (borders) between cells and thus merge cells. Follow these steps to learn more:

  1. Open your presentation in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows and navigate to the slide where your table is located and select it. Alternatively, insert a new table. Then, access the Table Tools Design contextual tab of the Ribbon (highlighted in red within Figure 1). Within this tab, click the Eraser button (highlighted in blue within Figure 1).
  2. Eraser button within the Table Tools Design tab
    Figure 1: Eraser button within the Table Tools Design tab
  3. Doing so will change the cursor into an Eraser icon as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2. Click this cursor on a segment of the border between two cells (refer to Figure 2 again).
  4. Cursor changed to an Eraser icon
    Figure 2: Cursor changed to an Eraser icon
  5. This will remove the selected border, and will result in merging the two distinct table cells into a single cell, as shown in Figure 3.
  6. Removing borders within a table merges adjacent cells
    Figure 3: Removing borders within a table merges adjacent cells
  7. Note: In the sample table shown within Figure 3, we have removed the horizontal border. Similarly you can also remove any vertical border as well.
  8. At this point of time, your mouse cursor will continue sporting the Eraser icon (refer to Figure 3 again). This allows you to continue clicking on all the border segments that you want to remove (and thus merge cells). Once done, click on the Slide Area outside the table (or just press the Esc key) to change the cursor back to the arrow pointer icon.
  9. Save your presentation often.

See Also:

Table Borders: Erase Table Borders in PowerPoint (Glossary Page)

Erase Table Borders in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

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