Excel / Outlook 2011: Border missing when pasting table in email

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When you create a table in Microsoft Excel 2011 and copy it into a new Microsoft Outlook 2011 email message, the table is pasted into the email without any borders.


This is a known issue in Microsoft Office 2011.


Microsoft is currently investigating this issue.

To work around this problem follow these steps:
  1. In Excel 2011, select your table.
  2. Click the button to Apply borders to the selection.
  3. Select the Thick Box Border option.
  4. Copy and paste the table into your email message.
You can also select the Thick Box Border option before you create your table.

The table borders will be displayed as regular borders in the email when you copy it.


Article ID: 2528861 - Last Review: August 29, 2011 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011
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