Remove shading, colors, or graphic fills

Do one of the following:

ShowRemove shading from text or tables

  1. Select the text or table (table: One or more rows of cells commonly used to display numbers and other items for quick reference and analysis. Items in a table are organized into rows and columns.) whose shading you want to remove.

If you want to shade specific table cells (cell: A box formed by the intersection of a row and column in a worksheet or a table, in which you enter information.), select the cells, including the end-of-cell mark.

Select cells and end-ofcell mark

  1. On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading, and then click the Shading tab.
  2. Under Fill, click No Fill.


If you are removing shading from a complicated table or form several parts of your document, you may want to use the Tables and Borders toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).

ShowRemove a graphic color or fill

Applies to:
Word 2003