On the gridlines

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Table gridlinesWord has gridlines in tables, gridlines on a page, and a page boundary.

We’ll cover all three.

Gridlines in a table

Here’s what a table looks like without the gridlines showing:

Table without gridlines showing

To see the gridlines in a table, click the table.

Click the Layout tab under Table Tools.

In the Table group, click View Gridlines.

View Gridlines command

Here’s what the table looks like with the gridlines showing:

Table with gridlines showing

Gridlines on a page

Click the View tab.

In the Show group, select the Gridlines check box.

Gridlines check box

Here’s what the page looks like with gridlines showing:

Page gridlines

Page boundaries (or text boundaries)

If you just want to see a dotted line where your page margins are, you can show the text boundary.

Click the File tab.

Click Options, and then click Advanced.

Scroll down to the Show document content area, and then select the Show text boundaries check box.

Show text boundaries check box

Here’s what the page looks like with text boundaries showing:

Page with text boundaries showing

 I hope this helps you stay on the grid in Word.

— Joannie Stangeland