After upgrading to Microsoft Office 2016, I noticed that the printed gridlines on Excel worksheets are much thicker than in Office 2011 Excel. They looked awful!
Improving the printing turned out to be a simple fix — once I figured out what to change. Here’s how:
Go into Excel > Preferences and then click the View option.
The Gridlines color is set to Automatic. This is where you make the change.
Click on the Gridlines popup menu and change the color from Automatic to a medium gray. Then close the Preferences window.
You won’t notice too much of a difference in Excel’s display window, but when you print the worksheet, its gridlines will be lighter and appear thinner. Much improved, in my opinion!
I have been getting “Not enough memory” error messages in Excel 2016 for Mac. I finally figured out that changing the sheet’s gridline color is what’s triggering this condition! I’m hoping Microsoft can (finally) fix this.