How to Add or Remove Borders in Microsoft Excel Cells?

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If you are working in Microsoft Excel and want to add or remove borders for cells in the worksheet, it is easy. To beautify the content of the cells in Microsoft Excel, you can choose to add color, styles, and thickness to borders, or even you can remove the borders from the cells. In this tutorial, we will learn to add or remove borders to cells in an Excel worksheet.
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How to add or remove Borders in Microsoft Excel Cells?

In Microsoft Excel, changing the layout of borders around cells basically adds or customizes lines on those cells. MS Excel has a built-in option to add predefined cell borders and custom cell borders. One can easily add or remove the borders around the cells according to his or her choice.

In this article, we will see the following:-

  1. Add borders to cells in an Excel worksheet
  2. Remove borders from cells in an Excel worksheet

How to add borders to cells in an Excel worksheet?

Step 1. Open the Microsoft Excel worksheet.

Step 2. Select the cells in which you want to put borders or lines.

Step 3. On the Home tab, in the Font group, you can see the border icon; click on it

Step 4. In the Border icon drop-down menu, you will see a list of predefined borders; click any you want to use, it will automatically appear in the cell you selected. We have selected the “All Borders” option, and you can see the thin lines around the selected cells.

Step 5. If you want to customize these borders of the selected cells, which if you want thick borders or want to change the color of the selected cells, that is also possible. Right-click on the selected cells and click the option “Format Cells.”

Step 6. Format Cells will open. Navigate to the Border tab, and you can customize your selected cells with some predefined options.

Step 7. From the Line Style section, you can change the Border style, and the Line Color section can be used to color the Border of the cells. Once you selected any predefined option in the Line Style or Line Color section, it will show the preview in the Border section. Once you are satisfied with your selection, click the OK button to apply changes.

Note: To apply the Line Color on the borders of cells, you need to set the Border color by clicking on the Border section. If you select a Color from the Color section and do not set the Border from the Border section, the selected cell line’s color will not be changed.

How to remove borders from cells in an Excel worksheet?

If you want to remove the Border or lines from any selected Cells, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Excel worksheet and select the Cells through which you want to remove borderlines.

Step 2. Click the Border icon in the Font group. Select the No Border option to remove all the borders from the selected cells.

Step 3. Once you click the “No Border” option as suggested above, all the borders or lines will be removed from the selected cells.

Step 4. Alternatively, right-click on the selected cells and select the “Format Cells” option.

Step 5. In the “Format Cells” window that opens, click the Border tab. In Presets section, click the None and set the Color to Automatic if you have changed it before.

Step 6. Finally, click the OK button to remove all the selected cells’ borders, colors, and customization.

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