Grid lines

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope

Alternatively called a column separator or row separator, grid lines or gridlines divide each of the cells, rows, and columns in a spreadsheet. They are also frequently used in graphic design programs, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, to help align elements in a document. In the picture below are examples of gridlines in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Overview of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet including the grid lines.

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