Fonts, Color, and Borders

In Excel fonts and colors can draw more attention to your spreadsheet. Also in Excel borders can help highlight certain data elements.

Adding borders and color

Emphasize important data by adding borders, lines, and color to your worksheet.

To add borders:

  • Select the cells you want to put a border around.
  • Click the down arrow next to the Borders button. The Border drop-down menu appears.
  • Choose a borderline style from the Border drop-down menu. The selected cells display the border.

    Border Buttons

To add color:

  • Select the cells you want to color.
  • Click the down arrow next to the font color button. A font color drop-down menu displays.
  • Choose a font color from the font color drop-down menu. The selected cells display the color.

Font Color Palette