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Gridlines are displayed by default on a worksheet (worksheet: The primary document that you use in Excel to store and work with data. Also called a spreadsheet. A worksheet consists of cells that are organized into columns and rows; a worksheet is always stored in a workbook.), but you can hide and show them as needed.
- Select one or more worksheets.
How to select worksheets
Tip To cancel a selection of multiple sheets in a workbook, click any unselected sheet.
If no unselected sheet is visible, right-click the tab of a selected sheet. Then click Ungroup Sheets on the shortcut menu.
Note If sheet tabs have been color-coded, the sheet tab name will be underlined in a user-specified color when selected. If the sheet tab is displayed with a background color, the sheet has not been selected.
- On the Tools menu, click Options.
- On the View tab, under Window options, clear or select the Gridlines check box to hide or show the gridlines.