I'm trying to create a table in Google Docs. I need a header row at the top and a similar column on the left side. To distinguish these from the rest of the table I am trying to embolden the line which separates them from the rest of the table, something like the middle line below:

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If I make a selection of cells, a little disclosure triangle appears in the upper right cell of the selection. If I click on this I can select which border edges are displayed, but I can't control their formatting. If I select the menus: Format -> Paragraph Styles -> Borders and Shading I can bold the border "under" each cell, but this winds up not actually affecting the border, but rather an area above it: enter image description here

How can I just bold specific segments of table borders?

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  • select top row of your table
  • click the triangle on the right of your selection
  • chose a bottom row of selection to be highlighted
  • click on that button with lines
  • select width of the border
  • done



  • when i tried the third step it removed the other three borders...
    – Michael
    Jan 21, 2019 at 20:24
  • @Michael one border at a time...
    – user0
    Jan 21, 2019 at 20:28
  • ah ok... i discovered that I can actually click on one border at a time to select it... but when I try to do it from the pull-down it removes border.
    – Michael
    Jan 21, 2019 at 23:12

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