Adjusting Border Color

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 27, 2014)

Sheets allows you to apply all sorts of formatting to the data in a spreadsheet. One type of formatting you can use is borders, which can be added to individual cells or ranges of cells. In addition to adding borders (which is discussed in a different tip), you can also change the color of cell borders.

  1. Select the cell (or cells) whose borders you want to change.
  2. Click the Borders tool. Sheets displays a palette of available borders. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Borders tool opens a palette of individual borders.

  4. Click on the border type whose color you want to change. For instance, if you want to change the interior border color, then click the Inner Borders option.
  5. Click the Border Color tool, at the upper-right of the palette. Sheets displays a color selection palette.
  6. Click the color you want to use for the border you selected in step 3.
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for any other borders you want to change.
  8. Click the Borders tool or click a different cell in your spreadsheet.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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