Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Changing Gridline Color.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 22, 2013)
The gridlines help you track information on the screen easier and to locate cells quickly. Normally the gridlines are shown in black, but you may want to make them some other stylish color. If you want to change the gridline color, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The View tab of the Options dialog box.
You can specify different gridline colors for each worksheet in a workbook.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2736) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Changing Gridline Color.
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