How to print graph paper in Excel

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How to print graph paper in Excel
Printing graph paper in Excel is a doddle. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet application Excel does not have a graph paper printing feature on the worksheet menu bar. However, there are workarounds that allow Excel users to print sheets of graph paper. The problem is that even when you have turned on gridlines, formatted cells and performed other operations, it is notoriously difficult, especially in older versions of Excel, to get the cells to be perfectly square. By far the easiest way to print graph paper in Excel is to use a template.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Graph paper template

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to Excel’s graph paper template page. Follow the link below to find this resource.

  2. 2

    Click “Download.” Click “Download” again on the next page if your download does not start.

  3. 3

    Select “Open with” or “Save File” when the “You have chosen to open:” dialogue box appears. Click “OK.”

  4. 4

    Follow instructions to extract the file, depending on which data compression utility you have installed on your computer. Run the file, which will automatically open Excel.

  5. 5

    Choose small, medium or large cells by selecting from the coloured tabs visible alongside the horizontal scroll bar. Click “File” on the worksheet menu bar, then click “Print… .” Select your printing choices, then click “OK.”

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