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Chapter 12. Making It Look Good > Borders and Shading

Borders and Shading

A border is a line or lines at the edge of a cell. You can use borders to divide the information on the sheet into logical regions. Borders appear on the screen and also print out when you print the sheet.

To apply a border:

1.
Select the range to which you'd like to apply a border (Figure 12.49).

Figure 12.49. Select the cells to format.


2.
Click the pull-down button next to the Borders icon on the Formatting toolbar to see the full range of borders (Figure 12.50).

Figure 12.50. Click the Borders pull-down button to see available borders.


3.
Select the pane on the display of borders that matches the border you want for the range (Figures 12.51, Figure 12.52).

Figure 12.51. Select a border.


Figure 12.52. The border is added to the range.


or

1.
Select the range to which you'd like to apply a border.

2.
Choose Format > Cells, or and choose Format Cells from the shortcut menu.

3.
Under the Border tab of the Format Cells dialog box, choose a border, a border style, and a color (Figure 12.53).

Figure 12.53. Choose a border, line style, and color.



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