Printing without the Gridlines
 
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The gridlines that you see in the background while working on a worksheet are to assist you in your work, making it a bit easier to see exactly what cell you're in, etc. However, these gridlines are almost never a part of a your final report. Excel 95 and later does not print the gridlines by default. If you want them to print, you must turn the feature on.
  • Click on Page Setup (from the File menu)
  • Click on the Sheet tab
  • Click to add the checkmark next to Gridlines
  • Click on OK (or press Enter)


Excel 5 prints these gridlines by default. If you do not want them to print, you must turn them off.

  • Click on Page Setup (from the File or Print dialog box)
  • Click on the Sheet tab
  • Clear the checkmark next to Gridlines
  • Click on OK (or press Enter)
A Comment about Gridlines
Don't confuse the background gridelines with border (lines) placed around certains cells or ranges for emphasis in a report.  These are done with the Border tool or through the menu:  Format  Cells  Borders.

 
 
 
 
 
 



 
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