andypoi andypoi - 14 days ago 11
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Can't remove borders from tables in Word export

I'm having an issue when I export my html page to Word, I can't get rid of the borders on a table element.

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td class="title">Analyst</td>
<td>
<asp:Label ID="lblAnalyst" runat="server" CssClass="data" />
</td>
<td class="title">Borrower</td>
<td>
<asp:Label ID="lblBorrower" runat="server" />
</td>
</tr>
</table>


I set the content type to Word

Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-word";
Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", String.Concat("attachment;filename=", fileName));


No matter what I do, I still get the borders around the entire table and around each cell.

Link to picture

I've tried setting the borders attribute on the table to 0, using inline styles and including a style in a section but nothing works. I've even tried all 3 of these together.

Any ideas? This is destined for Word 2003.

Answer

Have you considered using WordML rather than plain old HTML? Word is incredibly weird about how it imports HTML.

My suggestion would be to export a table from Word in HTML, and mimic that HTML precisely. Chances are, it will involve some funky naming for stylesheet classes and a small army of Word-specific CSS directives.

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