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Switch Excel Gridlines – Excel Printing Tips

Excel Printing Tips.

It’s a task in itself when we want to print content in Excel. So we tried to hack this task and made it easy for you.

[Don’t forget to check the video at the end of the post]

Now when I look at this data and I click on the small button tab under page layout which is referring to page setup.

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Once I go inside that there’s an option under sheet tab which is called Grid lines.

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Now, what does it do? Let me show you the print preview before the grid lines is activated. So when I go to print preview, notice the data doesn’t have borders and that’s the reason when somebody takes a printout. They probably have to take help of a ruler or a scale. Or any other element or assistance.

For more Excel tips, check out our latest blog post on Formatting tricks in Excel

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To be able to see line by line what are the different data points.

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Instead of doing that let me go back to the page setup. I can go to page layout. I can click on a small icon which refers to page setup. Once I go there let me go to sheet tab. And there’s something called grid lines. Let me activate that.

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And once I look at print preview. Immediately you notice there are small dotted lines, placed under every line item. Now this ensures, this looks soft. Once a printout is taken at the same time the end user is able to track the data line by line without confusing between different line items.

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