How to remove gridlines while exporting SSRS 2008 R2 report to Word RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have successfully invoked web services to export SSRS 2008 R2 report to Word. However, users mentioned that the Word document is formatted with grid lines

    so that they cannot edit the document freely. I wonder about the possibilities to remove (not hiding) grid lines while exporting report to Word.

    Here is the my development environment:


    SSRS: 2008 R2
    Word: User will open the file with Word 2010
    Web Service: .net framework 2.0

    Format and Device Information in Web Service:


    string format = "WORD"; 
    string devInfo = "<DeviceInfo><FixedPageWidth>True</FixedPageWidth></DeviceInfo>";



    and snapshot of Word file after exporting (I have turned on ViewGridlines):

    Any idea is appreciated, thanks!



    Friday, February 8, 2013 2:29 AM


  • Hi David,

    Based on your description, you can change the Border Color of the text boxes to "White" : Highlight the text boxes within the tablix and in the properties set the Border Color to White, this is set to Light grey by default.


    Fanny Liu

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    • Proposed as answer by Fanny Liu Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Fanny Liu Friday, February 15, 2013 1:10 AM
    Monday, February 11, 2013 2:22 AM