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How to square multiple cells in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2013-06-28

Sometimes, you need to make cells square in a worksheet, so that you can draw some flowchart or house plans. But the cell row height and column width have different units, so it is difficult for you to set both row height and column width in the same dimension. Here are some tricks for you to solve this problem:

Square multiple cells by dragging column and row borders

Square multiple cells with VBA code

Square multiple cells with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Square multiple cells by dragging column and row borders

If you want to make the each cells of a worksheet an exact square, please do as follows:

1. Press Ctrl + A to highlight the whole worksheet.

2. Put the cursor to the border between column A and column B, the cursor will change to black double arrow, drag it, and you will see two numbers like "Width: 8.43 (64pixels)", drag up to a number you need. In this example, I will drag up to "Width: 13.57 (100pixels)".

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3. Then put the cursor to the border between row 1 and row 2. While the cursor change to black double arrow, drag it, make the number in pixel match with the pixel number you got in step 2, you will get "Height 75.00(100pixels)".

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When you release the mouse, you will have whole sheet of square cells with 100 * 100 pixels. See screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Square multiple cells with VBA code

The following VBA code also can help you to solve this task.

1. Select the cells that you want to make them square.

2. Click Developer > Visual Basic, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will be displayed, click Insert > Module, and input the following code into the Module:

Sub MakeSquare()
Dim WPChar As Double
Dim DInch As Double
Dim Temp As String
Temp = InputBox("Height and width in inches?")
DInch = Val(Temp)
If DInch > 0 And DInch < 2.5 Then
For Each c In ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Columns
WPChar = c.Width / c.ColumnWidth
c.ColumnWidth = ((DInch * 72) / WPChar)
Next c
For Each r In ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Rows
r.RowHeight = (DInch * 72)
Next r
End If
End Sub

3. Then click doc-multiply-calculation-3button to run the code. And a prompt box will pop out to remind you enter the number you need. See screenshot:

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4. Then click OK. And the selected cells have been changed to square cells.

Note: In the above code, you can only enter the number between 0 and 2.5 inches, if the entered number equal 0 or less than 0 or the number equal 2.5 or greater than 2.5, this code will not available.


arrow blue right bubble Square multiple cells with Kutools for Excel

The above code has some limitation, and it only use the inch as the unit. If you want to create a square as 5*5 cm in excel, how could you do?

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If you have installed Kutools for Excel, this problem will be easily solved.

1. Highlight the cells you want to make them square。

2. Click Kutools > Range Converter > Adjust Cell Size, see screenshot:

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3. In the Adjust Cell Size dialog box, specify the unite type. And then enter the row height and column width as the same number as you need. See screenshot:

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4. Click OK or Apply, the selected cells have been changed to squares with 2 * 2 cm.

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Note: You can set other unit such as Pound, Inches or Pixels as you want.

Click to know more about this Adjust Cell Size feature.


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