How do I... Perform basic formatting in Excel 2007

Borders Button

The icon buttons in the Font section of the Home tab ribbon should be familiar to everyone who regularly uses an office suite. There are buttons for adding bold, italic, underline, and to change font color -- all the usual suspects. Those buttons should be self-explanatory. There is one button that may require additional investigation – the Borders button. Clicking on that button reveals an extensive menu of potential border positions and styles.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.