How to Print Gridlines in Excel 2013

Data on your screen in Microsoft Excel 2013 is organized efficiently into cells that are separated by gridlines. But when you go to print that spreadsheet, the default setting will not include these gridlines. This results in a sheet with a bunch of data that can be difficult to separate visually. The simplest way to make this document easier to read is by configuring the spreadsheet so that the gridlines are printed. Luckily this is a simple adjustment to make, and the people reading your printed spreadsheets will have an easier time reading them.

 

How to Print the Cell Lines in Excel 2013

This is typically one of the first settings I adjust when I am working on a new spreadsheet that I know I will need to print. That way I don’t accidentally print a large spreadsheet without the lines, which can be a waste of paper and time.

 

Step 1: Open your spreadsheet in Excel 2013.

 

Step 2: Click the Page Layout tab at the top of the window.

click the page layout tab

 

 

Step 3: Check the box to the left of Print under Gridlines in the Sheet Options section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

how to print gridlines in excel 2013

 

 

Now if you press Ctrl + P on your keyboard to open the Print menu, you will see that the gridlines are showing on the spreadsheet in the Print Preview section at the right side of the window.

 

If you are printing a multi-page spreadsheet, it is very helpful when you print your column headings on every page, too. Read this article to learn how.