How to turn on and turn off gridlines in Excel

Excel 365
By default, gridlines are displayed in worksheets, but you can hide the gridlines.
Hidden gridlines in Excel 2016

To turn on or turn off gridlines in Excel, do one of the following:

  • On the File tab, click the Options button:
    Excel 2016 Options

    In the Excel Options dialog box, on the Advanced tab, under Display options for this worksheet, select or unselect checkbox Show gridlines:

    Advanced Options in Excel 2016
  • On the View tab, in the Show group, select or unselect the Gridlines checkbox:
    Show group in Excel 2016
  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Sheet Options group, select or unselect the View checkbox in the Gridlines section:
    Sheet Options group in Excel 2016

See also this tip in French: Comment activer et désactiver le quadrillage dans Excel.

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