Microsoft Word 2010 Tables Question!


Active Member
I really do need help with this. I don't know if the program is corrupt or what, but I know I didn't do this myself, because when I went and opened a document that I had started a good while back, I see nothing but tables and I was wondering if you can please tell me how to get rid of them. They even appear when I open up Word 2010 for a brand new document.


Noob Whisperer
It sounds to me like your "normal" template has somehow become corrupted or otherwise altered, perhaps intentionally by some customization you've performed or perhaps by some third party software or addin.

You might confirm that by going here (make sure that Word is not open)
C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm

If you open that and you see the tables you are describing then that is your problem.
You can rename it to something like NormalSAVE.OLD
Then open Word
It should create a new unblemished normal.dotm in the same folder as before.

NOTE: You may have to uncheck the box that says "Hide extensions of known types"


Active Member
The file name was named Normal and Normal Old already. It was suggested to me to just uncheck the Grid Lines box in the View Tab and it worked. Thanks for helping me though! Appreciate it! Glad it wasn't corrupt like I thought though. Thank goodness for that! And like you said, it could have been altered from something I downloaded or customization I've performed even though I don't remember doing anything like that, but who knows, because I sure don't remember checking that box. Again, thanks for your help!

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