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Old 06-18-2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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Borderless tables in kindle?

Is it possible to have borderless tables in your kindle mobi files?

In my word document my tables show up as borderless, however when I try to preview it using the kindle previewer, there are now grey borders around my tables which is very frustrating. If I change it to have borders then its black borders. Is there a way to format it in word so that there are no borders when I upload my document to be converted to the kindle mobi format?
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Is it possible to have borderless tables in your kindle mobi files?

In my word document my tables show up as borderless, however when I try to preview it using the kindle previewer, there are now grey borders around my tables which is very frustrating. If I change it to have borders then its black borders. Is there a way to format it in word so that there are no borders when I upload my document to be converted to the kindle mobi format?
I am not expert in creating eBooks from Word, but I am in creating them in HTML. As far as I know, there is no way to force the borderless issue, only using Word, but if you can learn a bit of code/markup, you can fairly easily do that using HTML and CSS.

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If the book is mobi _only_ do
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<table border=0>
. If not, do it in your CSS:

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table {border:none;border-collapse:collapse;}
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If the book is mobi _only_ do
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<table border=0>
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table {border:none;border-collapse:collapse;}
S/he is working in Word, not HTML.

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I am not expert in creating eBooks from Word, but I am in creating them in HTML. As far as I know, there is no way to force the borderless issue, only using Word, but if you can learn a bit of code/markup, you can fairly easily do that using HTML and CSS.

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Can I edit the document in word somehow to incorporate the html or css code to the file and then convert it to the mobi format?
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Can I edit the document in word somehow to incorporate the html or css code to the file and then convert it to the mobi format?
You can use the STYLES. That's pretty much all you can do. Presumably, you're doing that now, is that right? Are you creating a special style, for the table?

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S/he is working in Word, not HTML.

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Because s/he said "I am not expert in creating eBooks from Word, but I am in creating them in HTML" I assumed it'd make sense to export from word - which I don't use (linux only) to HTML, making the changes where they're not interfered with.

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That was me, not the poster. :-)

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You can use the STYLES. That's pretty much all you can do. Presumably, you're doing that now, is that right? Are you creating a special style, for the table?

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No I'm not. I'm only doing that for the headers and the text. I didn't know you could do that also for tables. Let me try.

Update: I just tried creating a new table style and selecting no borders and saving it. When I apply the new style and try to preview it in the kindle viewer all of the borders are added back. Man, this is so frustrating.

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No I'm not. I'm only doing that for the headers and the text. I didn't know you could do that also for tables. Let me try.

Update: I just tried creating a new table style and selecting no borders and saving it. When I apply the new style and try to preview it in the kindle viewer all of the borders are added back. Man, this is so frustrating.
Yeah, I'm sorry--you're going to have to create an ePUB, crack that open in Sigil or in the Calibre ePUB editor, and tweak the code. I'm sorry, i wish I could tell you some magic way to do it in Word, but there's a reason that those of us who make more-complex books do it in code.

if you make the ePUB, find the applicable coding, and then pop back in with it here, we'll all pitch in to address it for you.

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