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How to automatically create borders if a cell has contents in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2018-05-15

You may add borders to cells with contents for outstanding the cell values in the worksheet by applying the All Borders option repeatedly. If it is time-consuming and boring for you to repeat the operation, this article will show you an easy method to automatically create borders if a cell has contents in Excel.

Automatically create borders if a cell has contents with Conditional Formatting


Automatically create borders if a cell has contents with Conditional Formatting

Please do as follows to automatically create borders if a cell bas contents in a range with Conditional Formatting.

1. Select a range you want to add borders to the cells when entering values. Then click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule. See screenshot:

2. In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, you need to:

2.1 Select use a formula to determine which cells to format option in the Select a Rule Type box.

2.2 Enter formula =C2<>"" into the Format values where this formula is true box.

2.3 Click the Format button. See screenshot:

Note: in the formula, C2 is the first cell of the selected range.

3. In the Format Cells dialog box, go to the Border tab, select the top, bottom, left and right border in the Border section, specify the line style as you need, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. Then it returns to the New Formatting Rule dialog box, please click the OK button to finish the rule.

From now on, all borders will be added to cells automatically after value entered. See screenshot:


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