How to Remove Gridlines in Google Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Published: February 10, 2024 - 3 min read

Julian Alvarado

Google Sheets lets you manage data with ease, but sometimes gridlines can make your spreadsheet look busy. If you’re aiming for a sleek, professional look, removing these gridlines is straightforward. 

This guide walks you through the process, ensuring your spreadsheet is visually clean in no time.

Tl;dr: 

  • Open Your Spreadsheet: Start by accessing Google Sheets in your browser and opening the desired file.
  • Choose Your Sheet: Click on the tab for the sheet you’re working on.
  • Hide Gridlines: Click “View” in the top menu, then uncheck “Gridlines” to make them disappear.

Accessing Google Sheets Settings

To remove gridlines in Google Sheets, users need to access the settings to hide the gridlines option. Here are the steps to access the Google Sheets settings:

Open Google Sheets

First, the user needs to open Google Sheets in their web browser. They can do this by navigating to the Google Sheets website and logging into their Google account.

Select the Worksheet

Once the user has opened Google Sheets, they need to select the worksheet they want to remove the gridlines from. They can do this by clicking on the worksheet tab located at the bottom of the screen.

After selecting the worksheet, the user can access the settings by clicking on the “View” option located in the top menu bar. From there, they can select the “Gridlines” option to hide or make them visible.

It is important to note that removing the gridlines can help create a cleaner and more professional-looking spreadsheet. However, users should consider the purpose of their spreadsheet and whether removing the gridlines will affect its functionality or readability.

Removing Gridlines

Google Sheets is a powerful tool for organizing and analyzing data. By default, gridlines are enabled in Google Sheets, but sometimes, you may want to remove them to create a cleaner, more professional-looking spreadsheet. Here’s how to remove gridlines in Google Sheets.

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Navigate to View Menu

To remove gridlines in Google Sheets, start by opening your Google Sheet spreadsheet and clicking “View” from the menu bar. From the “View” menu, select “Show gridlines” option to uncheck it. Once that’s unchecked, all gridlines between cells across your spreadsheet will disappear from view. You should still see the blue border around the cells you select, however.

Uncheck Gridlines Option

Another way to remove gridlines in Google Sheets is to click on the “View” menu and then click on “Gridlines.” This will bring up a drop-down menu, where you can uncheck the “Gridlines” option. Once you do this, the gridlines will disappear from view.

Keep in mind that removing gridlines can make your spreadsheet look more professional, but it can also make it harder to read and navigate. If you find that you need to add gridlines back in later, simply follow the same steps and check the “Gridlines” option.

Conclusion

Ready for a neater, more professional Google Sheet? Removing gridlines is a breeze with these steps. And if you’re looking to further streamline your data management, consider Coefficient

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Julian is a dynamic B2B marketer with 8+ years of experience creating full-funnel marketing journeys, leveraging an analytical background in biological sciences to examine customer needs.
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