Invisible Column Lines in Docs
When working in Google Docs you may want to organize information in columns by inserting a "Table" so that the items are lined up and clean looking. This is easy to do by inserting a table into your Doc. However, there are times when you do not want people to see the lines of the table. The most obvious example of this is when you insert a table into your resume so that you have two or three columns of information. Having the lines visible in the column would not be a good look for your resume and may make it look too busy or as if you do not know how to properly format it.
Here are the steps for creating columns and then making those column lines invisible:
To Insert a table you should open your Doc and go to the section you want a table. From there ...
1. Go to Insert at the top of the tool bar.
2. Scroll to Table in the dropdown menu.
3. Select the size of the table you want to insert into the Doc. You can select a size up to a maximum of 20X20.
4. After you have selected the table size and it has inserted into your Doc put the content in to the table and format it the way you want it to look.
5. When the content is complete highlight the whole table.
6. Go to the pencil, which is the Border Color image pictured to the right, and click on the drop down menu. If your Doc has a white background then pick the white border color. Once you have selected the color of your lines you can click out of your table and see that the lines are now invisible.
We hope this tip was helpful.
The Evolving Educators Team
PS - Check out our Summer PD Schedule. All sessions are virtual, unless you schedule an inhouse training.
Did you know that you can insert a video clip into Google Slides? Better yet, did you know that once the video is inserted into a particular slide you can set a start and end point of that video clip? Follow these step by step instructions...
Google Docs now has the ability to insert a watermark into your Google Doc. A watermark is an image or words that are behind your content and often faded so that they don't interfere with what you wrote. You may use a watermark to brand your Google Doc, describe the status of the document (i.e. a draft or confidential item), or to make the Doc look more professional. Below are the steps you can take to insert a watermark into your next Google Doc:
Did you know that Google Docs Tables has been updated? Tables are now more customizable and provide users with an opportunity to display information in a more engaging way. Visit the following link to learn more: