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How to remove or hide borders from group boxes in Excel?

In Excel, you may create some group boxes to group multiple option buttons for doing a multiple choice question, so there will be group boxes around the option buttons, and the box lines look messy because the lines are not as straight as the cells. This article, I will introduce you some tricks to hide or remove the borders or lines from the group boxes to make the worksheet more clearly viewed as following screenshot shown:

doc hide group box borders 1

Remove or hide borders from group boxes with one code

Remove or hide borders from group boxes with VBA code


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To hide or remove the border lines of the group boxes, here is one script may help you, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Then press Ctrl + G to open the Immediate window, in the Immediate window, type this code: activesheet.groupboxes.visible = false, see screenshot:

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3. After entering the code, and then press Enter key, and now, you can see the borders of the group boxes are hidden immediately.

Note: To display the borders again, please apply this code: activesheet.groupboxes.visible = true, and press Enter key.


arrow blue right bubble Remove or hide borders from group boxes with VBA code

Besides the above code, here is another VBA code which also can help you, please do as follows:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Remove or hide borders from group boxes:

Sub ToggleVisible()
Dim myGB As GroupBox
For Each myGB In ActiveSheet.GroupBoxes
myGB.Visible = False
Next myGB
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, all the borders of the group boxes in active worksheet are hidden at once, see screenshot:

doc hide group box borders 1


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    ManiE07CM · 11 months ago
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    Angus · 2 years ago
    Very nice piece of code, thanks. Helped to sort out client problem!

    Can toggle it:

    Sub ToggleVisible()
    Dim myGB As GroupBox
    For Each myGB In ActiveSheet.GroupBoxes
    myGB.Visible = IIf(myGB.Visible, False, True)
    Next myGB
    End Sub