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i've got borders in the sheet and am requesting gridlines be printed but they're not. they're not showing up in print preview so it's not my printer. can anyone help?...

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    borders and gridlines not printing

    i've got borders in the sheet and am requesting gridlines be printed but they're not. they're not showing up in print preview so it's not my printer.

    can anyone help?
    jac
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    Re: borders and gridlines not printing

    "jac" <microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    they're not. they're not showing up in print preview so it's not my
    printer.

    Excel uses the printer driver for your printer to render what you see in
    print preview, so this sounds like a problem with your printer driver. I'd
    suggest visiting the web site of the manufacturer of your printer,
    downloading the latest version of the printer driver for it and installing
    it on your machine.

    --
    Rob Bovey, MCSE, MCSD, Excel MVP
    Application Professionals
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    Rob
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    Re: borders and gridlines not printing

    If your cells are filled with white fill color, then your gridlines won't
    print out.

    Highlight the cells, or the entire worksheet and go tot he Format menu.
    Choose Cells, and look at the Patterns tab. Make sure "No Color" is
    selected (click on it to make sure).

    If you must fill with white, then I suggest you go into the Borders tab and
    choose "outline" and "inside" and the corresponding style/thickness of the
    borders you want to see.

    "jac" <microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    they're not. they're not showing up in print preview so it's not my
    printer. 


    Trevor
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    Re: borders and gridlines not printing

    thanks, trevor. i don't think it's the problem but i'll check it out now. and thanks for your quick response!


    "Trevor" wrote:
     
    jac
  5. #5

    Re: borders and gridlines not printing

    Rob, as I noted, the borders are showing in the document but are NOT showing in print preview and are not being printed. Just in case, I installed a driver, even though my printer is just a few months old. Not surprisingly, the borders are still not printing and they are still NOT showing up in print preview.

    Any other suggestions? I have no idea what's going on!

    "Rob Bovey" wrote:
     
    jac
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    Re: borders and gridlines not printing

    Hi Jac,

    The fact that your printer is new makes me suspicious that the driver is
    buggy. Check their web site and see if they have a new version available.
    What you see in Excel's print preview was drawn using the functions in your
    printer driver. If there's a problem in print preview the driver is usually
    the culprit.

    If you're in a situation where you have access to another printer, try
    printing to that and see what you get. If you print OK on another printer
    then there's no question it's a problem with the new printer.

    --
    Rob Bovey, MCSE, MCSD, Excel MVP
    Application Professionals
    http://www.appspro.com/

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    "jac" <microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    showing in print preview and are not being printed. Just in case, I
    installed a driver, even though my printer is just a few months old. Not
    surprisingly, the borders are still not printing and they are still NOT
    showing up in print preview. 
    but 
    see in 
    I'd 
    installing 


    Rob

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