How to Add a Page Border in Excel & Google Sheets

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Last updated on October 30, 2023

This tutorial demonstrates how to add a page border in Excel and Google Sheets.

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Draw a Page Border

To make your document look more professional, you can add a border around the page.

  1. In the Ribbon, go to View > Page Break Preview.

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  1. Then, resize the page area to fit page dimensions by dragging the page borders.

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  1. In the Ribbon, go to Home > Borders > Draw Border.

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  1. Draw the border around the page margins (blue lines).

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  1. To preview the result, in the Ribbon, go to File > Print.

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Note: If you have multiple pages in your workbook, you need to manually draw each page border.
This adds a border around the page.

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Draw a Page Border in Google Sheets


In Google Sheets, there is no direct way to create a page border, but there is a workaround. Using default cell sizes, select a page-sized range and draw borders.

  1. To create a border for portrait orientation, select the range A1:N90.
  2. Then in the Menu, go to Borders > Outer borders.

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As a result, the page border is created.

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  1. To create a page border for landscape orientation, select the range A1:Q59.
  2. In the Menu, go to Borders > Outer borders.

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Note: This method works only with default cell sizes. If you change the row height or column width it expands to page 2.

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