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Borders

Border Style Cycles

You can modify the style of individual cell borders, without affecting other cell formatting, using convenient border style cycles. Repeat the keystrokes below to cycle a particular border through several line styles selected in the Application Settings dialog on the Miscellaneous tab. Although you can add as many line styles to the border style cycle as you like, we recommend including no more than four such styles, with "None" as the last style in the cycle. The same styles apply to the Border Top, Border Bottom, Border Left, Border Right, and Border Outline cycles.

The border color applied when using the following border style cycles is the default border color, which is black by default, and can be customized in the Application Settings dialog on the Colors tab.

Border Top Cycle

Apply a top border with the default border color to selected cells. Repeat to cycle through customizable line styles and thicknesses and remove the border. When multiple cells are selected, only the top border of the entire selection is modified.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift

Border Left Cycle

Apply a left border with the default border color to selected cells. Repeat to cycle through customizable line styles and thicknesses and remove the border. When multiple cells are selected, only the top border of the entire selection is modified.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift

Border Outline Cycle

Apply an outline border with the default border color to selected cells. Repeat to cycle through customizable line styles and thicknesses or to remove the border. When multiple cells are selected, only the outside border of the entire selection is modified. Our default Ctrl+Shift+& shortcut keystroke overrides Excel's native outline border shortcut to improve upon native functionality and avoid duplicative shortcuts.

Ctrl
Shift
&

Border Bottom Cycle

Apply a bottom border with the default border color to selected cells. Repeat to cycle through customizable line styles and thicknesses and remove the border. When multiple cells are selected, only the top border of the entire selection is modified.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift

Border Right Cycle

Apply a right border with the default border color to selected cells. Repeat to cycle through customizable line styles and thicknesses and remove the border. When multiple cells are selected, only the top border of the entire selection is modified.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift

No Border

Remove all borders from selected cells. This is a native Excel shortcut and is only mentioned here for completeness.

Ctrl
Shift
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