Excel Functions

Excel Basics

16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel

6.3. Adding Borders to Cells

I start talking about how through formatting you can start to create separation in the different areas of content that you have in your Microsoft Excel worksheet. I added background colors to really create separation.

Now I am going to add to this idea of creating separation based on our content. For example, I have got some totals down below from cell E8 down to E10, I have changed the background color and that really does help to add some separation between the totals and the row records up above. But I like to even make that more apparent. I am going to do this by adding a border, I am going to add a border just a single line at the top of that range of cells.

I want to add a border between my bill headings and my actual bills down below.

Once again just creating a sense of separation between the two different sets of content. So, first step I am going to highlight my totals (B10 to G10 column).

I will go up to my Home tab inside the Font section, I have got my border command. I am going to go into a little drop-down arrow here, I have got all these preset borders I can pick from bottom borders top borders left right borders.

Adding Borders to Cells 1

And now, if I click away, I have got this nice horizontal line separating my totals from my records up above, and I am going to do the same thing with my headings (B5 to G5 column).

Adding Borders to Cells 2

Then going to Home tab select Border command.

Adding Borders to Cells 3

Another way to border cells it, now I want to add a border right separating my column total from the left-hand side. I highlight that cell Right click, select Format Cells.. command.

Adding Borders to Cells 4

In Format Cells window, I select tab Border, then click to select Style of border, then click select border side for cells and click OK.

Adding Borders to Cells 5

You can select color for border in Color box.

Make it stand out make it more accessible for our users. By adding your own borders, you are not only making it more presentable on screen but also when you go to print this.

Try it out, really, we are starting to make this thing look excellent at some borders in there to push it even further as far as your presentation is concerned at some borders.