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How to insert diagonal line to table in Word?

Diagonal line is used to split table header cell and set names to a row or column items. It can make the data in table be shown more clearly. How to insert diagonal line to the table? This tutorial will show you the different ways to do it.
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Manually insert diagonal line to table in Word

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Manually insert diagonal line to table in Word

Users can insert diagonal line into the table header by setting the table borders and shading. Do the following steps in Word2007/2010:

Step 1: Click in the cell you want to insert a diagonal line into.

Step 2: Click Design tab in the Table Tools, click Borders in Table Styles group;


Step 3: Click Borders tab, select Cell from Apply to drop down list, click diagonal line button;


Step 4: Click OK.

If you want to want to insert the different style diagonal lines to the table, do as follows:

Step 1: Click Insert tab, click Shapes in Illustrations panel;


Step 2: Choose doc-diagonalheader-4 from Lines;


Step 3: Draw the header by cursor like painting with pen. You can draw any style you desire;


Quickly insert diagonal line to table header

Kutools for Word provides the easiest way to insert diagonal line and set captions to table header for Word 2007/ 2010/2013/2016.

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After installing Kutools for Word, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Word Now!)

Click Enterprise > click Diagonal Header in the Table panel;

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After clicking Diagonal Header, Kutools for Word will show the Diagonal Table Header box. You can choose the Header Style and set the captions in it, also can change the font size.

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Setting Diagonal Header window as figure above, click OK, see screenshot:

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