Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Making Square Grids

Friday, August 10th, 2007 by | Filed Under: MS Excel, MS Office Help
 
Loading...


Making Square Grids

Have you ever tried to make grid paper from MS Excel?

If so, do you get frustrated with the grid when you find that you had rectangles instead of squares?

Are you looking for a way to make the row height and column width the same so that you can get the perfect grid paper?

No problem!

The first thing you need to do is highlight all the columns you want to use. Or, if your worksheet is only for the grid paper, just select everything using the Select All button to the left of column A.

Click and hold on the right border between any two column headers.

When you do this, you will be able to drag the column width and as you move that, Excel will display the current column width too.

Now, what I used to “square things up” was the pixel measurement in the parenthesis. Create a width that looks good and then take note of the pixel number.

Next, repeat this with rows. Highlight them, use a divider line in a row header and move it to the exact number of pixels you used for the columns.

At this point, you’re almost ready to print, but before you do, don’t forget to put borders on your cells to actually make the grid part.

If you don’t do this step, Excel has nothing to print! Keep in mind that if you changed the entire worksheet and then bordered all the cells, you’ll have way too much grid paper printing, so make sure you border only what you need or be sure to tell Excel only to print so many pages of it.

Now, print it.

Voila. Grid paper that’s all squared up!

~ April

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: