Excel: Use top border for underline

Ever have to expand a list of numbers in Excel that has a total at the bottom? Ever get annoyed when the line between the list and the total sticks with the list (see below)?


A while back, a client shared a trick with me that keeps the line with the total. The key is to place a TOP border on the SUM line, not a bottom border on the last item in the list. It is quite simple to do.

  1. After creating the list and adding the sum at the bottom, select the total cell.
  2. On Font section of the Home ribbon, click the arrow on the borders button.
  3. Select Top Border from the list.

Now when you add a new row at the end of the list, the line stays with the total:


To make this an even quicker process, see this blog post on customizing the Quick Access Toolbar to add a button for top borders.

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