I am working with a 100 page document with around 15000 words and close to 30 tables. Upon opening the file I realized that all the table borders were erased. The table structures were preserved and I had to go through each of the tables and repaint all the borders.

How can I prevent this from happening again the future?

MS Word 2013 with no plugins or other problems. This was the first time this has happened.


In your word document it seems like the properties of table border has be resetted to none. Please follow the below steps to revert the border settings.

Click Table Tools > Design > Borders and make your selection. > All


Click Table Tools > layout > properties > Borders and Shadings > Borders > All

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