To make data easier to view or to define it you may decide to add borders to your Excel spreadsheet. Here is an example of some of our data without any borders:
Firstly we want to add lines around every single cell so:
This will then look like this:
If you want to show up that the first row is headings, you may wish to put a thicker line around them. To do this
Your spreadsheet will then look like this:
This looks better but still not quite right. To finish it off it needs a thick border around the complete table.
This has now put a thicker border around the whole thing and just to finish it off I’ve made the heading text bold. This is how it will look when printed as well.
There are other ways of achieving the same outcome and there are many more things you can do with borders. To learn about this come on our Excel Essentials training course.
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