In this article, you will learn to create a grid in Excel:
How to make a grid paper?
The trick is to square up the cells. The gauge is less important. Like graph paper, a cell can equal anything you want. The hard part is getting the width and height settings to produce a square because there's no easy way to match a cell's height and width settings. You can't just set the row height and column width to the same value because:
- Excel measures row height in points.
- Excel considers the current font when calculating column width; a column width of 5 means that the column will display 5 digits, using Normal style.
You could spend a lot of time tweaking the height and width and you could even try holding a ruler up to your screen, but there's an easier way. Format an AutoShape as a square and use it as a guide. First, you need to insert and format an AutoShape as follows:
Inserting a rectangle autoshape
1. From the Drawing toolbar, choose Basic Shapes from the AutoShapes drop-down list Insert this rectangle to the first cell A1:
2. Right click on the rectangle and select size and properties:
3. Make width and height equal as per your requirements:
4. Now Select all cells and make the dimensions equal to the shape:
5. We can add borders to make it look good.