Excel Course: The Basics (alignment, merging cells, colors)

Alignment

Select cells B11 to C14.


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To align to the left, click on "Align Text Left":

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To center, click on "Center":

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To align to the right, click on "Align Text Right":

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Now increase the height of row 5.

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And edit the vertical alignment (see red area) of row 5's cells so that you get this result:

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Merging Cells

Merging cells allows you to make one cell out of several.

Select cells A6 to C7:

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Click on the button shown below to merge the cells:

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Warning: Only the value of the upper left hand cell will be preserved when more than one of the cells contains data !

This will be the result:

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Cell Background Color

Click on a cell, then click on the "Fill Color" button and choose a color:

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Font Color

Select a cell, then click on the "Font Color" button and choose a color.

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