How To View Page Breaks In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to view page breaks in Google Sheets.

With all the complexity of spreadsheet data, printing from Google Sheets can be challenging. One frequent problem when printing spreadsheets is that data that should stay together gets split between pages, rendering printed documents less readable and professional. This is where custom page breaks come in to help users gain control over how Google Sheets prints

Unfortunately, Google hasn’t yet implemented a feature to view page breaks while editing in Google Sheets like some other spreadsheets have, but it is possible to view and edit page breaks nonetheless

View and Edit Custom Page Breaks

Follow these steps to view and edit custom page breaks in Google Sheets:

Step 1

Open the File menu and select Print

Step 2

The Print Settings will open. If the spreadsheet contains no custom page breaks, you will see an option to SET CUSTOM PAGE BREAKS in the sidebar. Click on it to start editing the page breaks

Step 3

If the spreadsheet already contains page breaks, you’ll see the Custom Page Breaks toggle. Click on Edit beside it

Step 4

Dotted blue lines will appear on the preview showing where the page breaks currently are. Click and drag on the page breaks to move them

Step 5

Scroll down through the preview and set all desired page breaks. Custom page breaks will turn solid blue

Step 6

Click Confirm Breaks when you’re done editing, then Next on the next screen and the custom page breaks will be saved


Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to view page breaks in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.