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Draw Table and Eraser tools not in Table Tools Layout Tab

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CFE2019
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In MS Word for Office 365 Business and Office 365 Pro, the "draw table" and "eraser" buttons do not show up on the tool bar.  I have tried to add them by using the customize ribbon features but have been unsuccessful.  On two different computers, these two tools are unavailable which really makes adjusting/creating tables difficult, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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@CFE2019 The Draw group containing those two buttons should be near the left end of the Layout ribbon:

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This screen shot is from Office 365 ProPlus, Version 1910 (Build 12130.20184), but it appears the same in Word 2013. If it doesn't appear for you, repairing Office may help.

 

As a workaround, the Draw Table command should be on the Insert > Table dropdown and on the Table Design > Borders dropdown, and the Erase function can be simulated by setting the Pen Color on the Table Design ribbon to No Color and then using the Border Painter tool.

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