I am trying to copy and paste an Excel spreadsheet into the body of a Gmail message. I know I can attach it but the recipient can't receive attachments.

The formatting stays but not the borders/lines and it's hard to read without borders/lines. Why won't the borders transfer?

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Short answer

Apply "real" border lines.


The "default borderlines" in Excel and other spreadsheets application are named grid lines. They are a visual aid, not real formatting.

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