Free Printable Graph Paper
If you are looking for free graph paper or blank grid paper that you can print for your kids, students, or home, then bookmark this page. Here you will find inch graph paper in 1/4" and 1/5" grid spacings, centimeter graph paper, as well as isometric graph paper. You can download the PDF files or you can customize your own graph paper by downloading the Word or Excel templates.
Printable Graph Paper
To print graph paper on your own printer (on 8.5" x 11" paper), you can download the following PDF files (viewable using Adobe Reader). These free printable graph paper files were created from the Microsoft Word version of the template below (the Excel template is less accurate).
|1/4 Inch Graph Paper||1/5 Inch Graph Paper|
|Centimeter Graph Paper||
Isometric Graph Paper
portrait | landscape
In the inch grid paper and cm grid paper the scaling is fairly precise, but not exact. The isometric grid paper is scaled to inches, measured from vertex to vertex.
Graph Paper Templatefor Excel and Word
Contents:.XLS & .DOC (Office 2003+)
The Graph Paper Template download is a .zip archive containing multiple files.
The Excel (.xls) file contains square grids of different sizes, triangular, and isometric graph paper.
The Word (.doc) files were used to create the PDFs of the printable graph paper above.
"No Installation, No Macros - Just a simple spreadsheet - An original creation by Dr. Jon Wittwer of Vertex42.com"
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Problem with the Excel Graph Paper Template
If you aren't concerned with exact scaling, Excel can be a pretty useful tool for creating simple floor plans, landscaping plans, Sudoku grids, and other stuff (see reference ). I have even used it to plan how I was going to load furniture into a moving truck.
The problem with the scaling is that Excel's column widths and row heights are based on pixels rather than printed dimensions (link inches or centimeters). It is possible to get pretty close to an inch scale using the Excel template by manipulating the pixel width and height of the columns and rows, and that is what I have done in the above graph paper template (and wasted a lot of paper in the process). However, if you want a more precise grid, use Word or Powerpoint to define a table with the cell widths and heights set to specific widths.
Graph Paper Resources
-  Excel as Gridpaper for Drawing at mrexcel.com - Shows how Excel can be used to create some fancy floor plans and explains how to set the grid size based on pixels.
-  Printable Graph Paper at printfreegraphpaper.com - A large variety including polar, cartesian coordinate, hexagonal, and logarithmic graph paper (in PDF format).