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How to hide page breaks in active sheet or all sheets in Excel?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2020-09-09

When you use page breaks to adjust the print area of a worksheet, it will shows the page breaks as black dotted lines in your worksheet when you return to the Normal view. That may be annoying. This article focus on how to hide the page breaks from your worksheet quickly after you return to the Normal view.

Hide all page breaks in active worksheet in Excel

The Page Breaks will be hidden automatically from workbooks when we reopen them. However, what about no reopening? You can also hide all page breaks from the active worksheet with unchecking the Show Page Breaks option in Microsoft Excel Options dialog box.

1. Click File (or Office Button) > Options.

2. In the opening Excel Options dialog box, please click the Advanced category at left side, and then uncheck the Show page breaks option in the Display options for this worksheet section. See screenshot:

3. Click the OK button.

And now you get back and all page breaks disappear at once.

Easily insert page break after every x rows in Excel

Easy to insert one page break, but it must be time-consuming to insert page breaks after every x rows, says every 2 rows. Actually, Kutools for Excel's Insert Page Break Every Row utility will enable you to archive it with only several clicks.

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Hide page breaks with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel provides View Options tool, which will help us show or hide Microsoft Excel settings. If you have this add-in, you can hide Page Breaks easily.

1. Click Kutools > Show / Hide > View Options. See screenshot:

2. In the opening View Options dialog box, please uncheck the Page breaks option in the Window options section, and click the Apply to all sheets button and Ok button successively. See screenshot:

Note: For hiding page breaks only in the active worksheet, please don't click the Apply to all sheets button.

The View Option 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...

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Hi, It Works, Thanks Regards, Manivarthanan
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thanks !!! page break grid is no more
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I am having the same problem Rehani, getting pressure from the boss to find solution. I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Sue
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Hi Sue, Apparently, there's an issue with Excel 2013 after Microsoft ran an update in October 2013. The proposal in the mean time is to downgrade to 2010 or to at least get an Excel 2010 to continue on until Microsoft fixes this...Hopefully sooner than later!! Rehani
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Hi there, Hope you can help me: I would like the printing lines to show. I've ticked the box under Advanced, but the dotted lines are white. How do I go about changing the color to black in order to actually see where the dotted lines are? Thanks, Rehani
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