Adding Borders

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 20, 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. Here's how to get the borders on your cells just the way you want them:

  1. Select the cell or cells to which you want the borders applied.
  2. Click the Borders tool. Sheets displays a palette of different borders you can apply. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Borders tool opens a palette of individual borders.

  4. Click the border type you want apply to the selected cells. Note that the palette stays visible after clicking one of the border types.
  5. Repeat step 3 as many times as desired until the borders are exactly as you want them.
  6. To dismiss the Borders palette, again 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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