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Formatting Borders in MS Excel

How To Format Borders in MS Excel


Now we will see that how we can format borders in MS Excel.

When we want our cells to have borders than we can go into our HOME tab, and there we can select 'Borders' option and choose the required border format.

We can also have different kinds of borders, having different styles and different colors.


To launch the Format Cells dialogue box, use Ctrl + 1. Alternatively, right-click the cells you want to format and select Format Cells from the popup menu. Toggle to the Border tab and perform the following steps: Select the desired border line style from the Line box.

Bottom Border - Adds a border to the selection's bottom. Left Border - Adds a border to the selection's left edge. Right Border - Adds a border to the selection's right edge. Bottom Double Border - Adds a double border to the selection's bottom.

In Excel, borders are the boxes produced by lines in the cell. We can frame any data and give it a proper defined limit by retaining borders. Outline summarised values or segregate data in ranges of cells to distinguish individual values; you can also place a border around cells.

Choose the cells you want to format from the drop-down menu. On the Home tab, click the down arrow next to the Borders button in the Font group. A drop-down menu displays, displaying all of the border possibilities available for the selected cell.

When sorting, use Conditional Formatting to keep the boundaries.

  • When sorting, you can use the Conditional Formatting function to preserve the borders or other formatting with the cell contents. 1. Click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule after selecting the data range.

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