Word also lets you delete individual cell lines by using the mouse. By using the mouse, you can delete borders and merge adjacent cells at the same time.
To use the mouse to delete cell lines, follow these steps:
1. Move the cursor into the table you want to modify.
2. Click the Design contextual tools tab under the Table Tools tab.
3. Click the Eraser icon in the Draw Borders group.
The mouse pointer turns into an eraser icon.
4. Choose one of the following:
Click a cell border to delete it. or
A. Move the mouse pointer near a cell line to delete, hold down the left mouse button, and drag (move) the mouse to highlight one or more cell lines.
Word highlights any cell lines you select.
B. Release the left mouse button.
Word deletes the selected cell lines and any data stored in adjacent cells.
5. Press Esc or double-click the mouse to turn off the Eraser and convert the mouse pointer back into an I-beam cursor.
Making Text Look Artistic
To spice up the appearance of individual paragraphs, Word lets you add drop caps, text boxes, or WordArt. Drop caps make the first letter of a paragraph appear huge. WordArt displays text as graphical images. Text boxes let you display chunks of text in separate boxes that you can arrange anywhere in your document.