Print with Gridlines in Google Sheet

Gridlines are elementary components of spreadsheet which help define cells borders and makes it easy to read data. It’s quite a no brainer that gridlines will be equally useful to some who is reading the same data but printed.

However, many a times we have seen users facing difficulty with printing Gridlines. It happens since it’s not a default setting. But we can change that.

In this short tutorial we will explore the process of printing with gridlines in Google Sheet. Follow the steps below:

Steps to Print with Gridlines

Step 1: As always, lets open a sample spreadsheet.

Sample Data in Google Sheet

Note: In-case you don’t see gridlines by default, like below then you’ll need to switch it on before proceeding.

Just goto View-> Gridlines to turn it on.

Step 2: Goto File-> Print and Click.

Print Option in Google Sheet

Step 3 : Under Print Settings(right-pane) goto Formatting and click “Show Gridlines”.

Print Settings in Google Sheet

As a final result we now have gridlines showing up in the print preview. Click Next to complete the remaining steps of Printing.

Print Preview Google Sheet

An Alternate Approach using Border Settings

In case you don’t want to use gridlines but still want to have borders while you print, then why not have real borders then.

Simply insert border using the below mentioned steps.

Adding Cell borders

Now go ahead and Print. You’ll note that even with gridline option left unchecked we get a boarder in print preview.

Print Preview - Google Sheet

That’s it on this topic. If you face any issues in implementing the above methods then leave a comment down below. Keep browsing SheetsInfo for more such useful information 🙂

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