How to Change Cell Grid lines Color in Microsoft Excel?

by Ali August 12, 2017 at 10:38 am

In this article, I will teach you all How to change cell grid lines color in Microsoft Excel 2016. The Microsoft Excel cells color is somehow black which is the default color selected by Microsoft Office. Whenever we see something more then it will look somehow old and we will feel bored of that. Whenever you get bored of the cell gridlines color then change to your favorite color. Most of the people don’t know about this but today you will learn it. There are many reasons that you may change the color of the cell gridlines. You will learn it in some steps but before starting you may check out our other articles about Microsoft Excel and other Office programs.

Now let start the steps to change the grid lines color.

How to change cell grid lines color in Microsoft Excel 2016?

First of all, go to the file backstage view of Microsoft Excel 2016. Then click on the (options) option which is at the last of the list at the left side of the window.

Option from File Backstage view
Option from File Backstage view

Once you click on that you will see another window and from there find the (Advanced) option and then click on that. You will see new things and options at the right side of the window. Scroll down until you didn’t find the (Display options for this worksheet) section.

How to change cell grid lines color in Microsoft Excel
Advanced Option and display option section

Once you find the section look at the last of the section you will see a gridline option then beside that there is the list of the colors. In the last step select your favorite color and then click on the OK button for changing the color.

Note: the first thing that you should notice that do not check or uncheck the other options if you don’t know about. You will pause in a problem. Secondly, the color won’t be saved or applied to other excel books or spreadsheets. The color you choose for the cell gridlines of Microsoft Excel 2016 will appear just on that book or spreadsheet.


So this article was totally about how to change cell grid lines color in Microsoft Excel 2016. You see that how much easy it was to change the color of the cells for a specific time or book. I hope that you have learned something from the article. I will try my best to post more helpful articles about Microsoft Office programs. Put a comment below the Article and ask your questions about this article or any other problems of Microsoft Office. Also, don’t forget to share it with peoples for more knowledge.

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