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How to rotate text and cell border to 45 degrees in Excel?

Have you ever imaged to rotate text and cell border to 45 degrees in an Excel table as below screenshot shown? In this article, I will talk about solving this job step by step. If you are interested in this, please go on to get detail.
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Rotate text and cell border to 45 degree


Rotate text and cell border to 45 degree


Supposing you have a table as below screenshot shown, You can rotate the first row and border to 45 degrees with following steps.
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1. Select the cells you want to rotate, click Home > Orientation > Angle Counterclockwise. See screenshot:
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2. Select the first row data including adjacent blank cells, click Home > Orientation > Format Cell Alignment. See screenshot:
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3. In the Format Cells dialog, check Border tab, select the middle one, and click OK. See screenshot:
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4. Then right click on the rotated cells and click Format Cells from the context menu. See screenshot:
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5. In the Format Cells dialog, under Alignment tab, select Center in the Horizontal drop down list, and click OK. See screenshot:
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Then the cells and borders are rotated to 45 degrees.
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6. Then select the cells excluding the first row data, and click Home > Borders > All Borders. See screenshot:
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Then the table has been shown as below:
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