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How to quickly show & hide gridlines in Excel?

Sometimes, gridlines may disappear from Microsoft Excel after some operations, which makes our work in spreadsheet inconveniently. The gridlines may be hidden in some situations. And this article will talk about how to quickly show & hide gridlines in Excel when you want to show or hide gridlines.

Check the Gridlines option in Excel

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Show gridlines

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arrow blue right bubble Check the Gridlines option in Excel


Show or hide gridlines in Excel by checking or unchecking the Gridlines check box in Show group under View tab is the most normally way we use in daily work. See screenshot:


arrow blue right bubble Check the Gridlines in View Options with Kutools

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Please apply the utility by clicking Kutools > Show / Hide > Views Options. See screenshot:

Check the Grid Lines option in the View Options dialog, and click the Ok button settings, and then the gridlines will come out in spreadsheets. See screenshot:

The View Options makes it possible to show or hide most of Microsoft Excel settings quickly, such as Inner Tabs, Formula Bar, Status Bar, Windows in Taskbar, Gridlines, Page Breaks, Display Zeros, Vertical Scrollbar, Horizontal Scrollbar, Sheet Tab, … etc. It will save your time in looking for these setting when you need to show or hide them.

For more detail information about View Options, please go to View Options.


Remove background color from Excel

The gridline does not show sometimes even we have checked the Gridlines option under View Tab. That is because you fill the cell range with white color, which hides the gridlines. Please correct it with following steps:

  • Step 1: Go to the Font group under Home tab;
  • Step 2: Click the Fill Color button;
  • Step 3: Check the No Fill command item. See screenshot:


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