change borders of selected rows and columns of a flextable. This function is not to be used by end user (it requires careful settings to avoid overlapping borders) but only for programming purposes.

If you need to add borders, use instead other functions:

These set borders for the whole table : border_outer(), border_inner_h() and border_inner_v().

All the following functions also support the row and column selector i and j:

If you want to highlight specific cells with some borders, use surround().

border(
  x,
  i = NULL,
  j = NULL,
  border = NULL,
  border.top = NULL,
  border.bottom = NULL,
  border.left = NULL,
  border.right = NULL,
  part = "body"
)

Arguments

x

a flextable object

i

rows selection

j

columns selection

border

border (shortcut for top, bottom, left and right)

border.top

border top

border.bottom

border bottom

border.left

border left

border.right

border right

part

partname of the table (one of 'all', 'body', 'header', 'footer')

Note

pdf and pptx outputs do not support border() usage.

Examples

library(officer)
ftab <- flextable(head(mtcars))
ftab <- border(ftab, border.top = fp_border(color = "orange") )
ftab
#> a flextable object.
#> col_keys: `mpg`, `cyl`, `disp`, `hp`, `drat`, `wt`, `qsec`, `vs`, `am`, `gear`, `carb` 
#> header has 1 row(s) 
#> body has 6 row(s) 
#> original dataset sample: 
#>                    mpg cyl disp  hp drat    wt  qsec vs am gear carb
#> Mazda RX4         21.0   6  160 110 3.90 2.620 16.46  0  1    4    4
#> Mazda RX4 Wag     21.0   6  160 110 3.90 2.875 17.02  0  1    4    4
#> Datsun 710        22.8   4  108  93 3.85 2.320 18.61  1  1    4    1
#> Hornet 4 Drive    21.4   6  258 110 3.08 3.215 19.44  1  0    3    1
#> Hornet Sportabout 18.7   8  360 175 3.15 3.440 17.02  0  0    3    2