How To Print Excel With The Lines

Printing Excel spreadsheets with lines can really help improve readability and make the document more professional. It took me a while to figure out how to do this, so I thought I’d share the steps with you. Plus, I’ll offer some additional tips to make the process even smoother!

Step 1: Setting Up the Print Area

The first thing to do is to set up your print area in Excel. This means selecting the range of cells that you want to print. To do this, simply click and drag to highlight the area you want to print. If you want to print the entire worksheet, you can skip this step.

Step 2: Accessing Page Layout

Next, head to the Page Layout tab on the Excel ribbon. Here you’ll find the Print Titles option. Click on this to open the Page Setup dialog box.

Step 3: Printing Gridlines

In the Page Setup dialog box, go to the Sheet tab. Here, you’ll find an option to print gridlines. Simply check the box next to “Print” under the Gridlines section. This will ensure that the gridlines on your spreadsheet are included when you print.

Additional Tips

  • If you want the gridlines to be more visible when printed, you can consider changing the color of the gridlines. To do this, go to the File tab, select Options, then click on Advanced. You should see an option to change the gridline color.
  • It’s also a good idea to preview your print before finalizing it. This can be done by going to File, then Print. From here, you can see how the spreadsheet will look when printed and make any necessary adjustments.


Printing Excel with lines can add a professional touch to your documents, and it’s not as complicated as it may seem. By following these simple steps and utilizing the additional tips, you can ensure that your printed Excel sheets look polished and well-organized. Happy printing!