In this video tutorial, let us learn how to apply borders to a table in MS Excel.
I Prefer this method which makes our data speak out because sometimes the table borders lead to distraction.
First, let me show you a bad way of applying borders to a table, which is exactly distracting from the data (like shown below).
So, now let us see how to apply borders in a correct way as part of formatting for it to be more presentable.
Follow the steps:
Step 1: Select the entire data range including the headers and right click and select the option "Format Cells".
Step 2: In the Format Cells dialog box, go to "Border" tab.
Step 3: under color field, select the Grey color from the drop don menu.
Step 4: Select a normal line from the style and apply this style to the horizontal borders of the table and dashed line style to the vertical borders like shown below.
Step 5: Now again select the color as "Automatic", changing it from grey color.
Step 6: And apply the 6th Line Style____ as outline border to the table.
Step 7: Select the Header row and apply the outline border from the menu bar directly.
Step 8: Apply the formatting like blue color to fill and white font color as shown here:
So, finally after applying the formatting styles, our table would be like this as shown which will be much more presentable.
Watch this video tutorial for better understanding:
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