Applying Font, Color, and Borders to Cells

Basic formatting in Excel can customize the look and feel of your Excel spreadsheet. Learn about formatting cells in Excel here.

Adding a border to cells

Borders can be applied to cells in your worksheet to emphasize important data or to assign names to columns or rows.

To add a border to a cell or cell range:

  • Select a cell or range of cells.
  • Click the down arrow next to the Borders button.
  • The Border drop-down appears.

    Border Listbox on ToolBar
  • Choose a borderline style from the Border drop-down menu.
  • The selected cells display the chosen border.