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Grid appears in pasted/linked Excel worksheets


You copy content from an Excel worksheet, paste or paste/link it into PowerPoint and get a grid pattern between the cells, even though you may have turned all borders off in Excel.


You need to turn off Grids in Excel.

If you use Office 2007 (the steps are similar in Office 2010)

That'll remove the gridlines in Excel and when the link updates in PowerPoint, the grids will disappear there.

If you use Office 2003 or earlier:

PowerPoint 2003 doesn't show the gridlines by default but if you open a presentation created in an older version of PowerPoint/Excel that included Excel's grid, the grid will still be there. The steps above will eliminate it.

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Grid appears in pasted/linked Excel worksheets
Last update 07 June, 2011