Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Basic Formatting
Figure 5–4. The Font drop-down menu
3. Just click the font you want, and you’ve made the change (you can
reveal more fonts by clicking the arrows at the right side of the font
window and scrolling down the font list).
NOTE: When you scroll down the Font drop-down menu in search of a new font, simply hovering
your mouse over a new font will change the selected cells to that font in preview mode, letting
you know what the cells will look like if you actually click that font. The same previewing feature
works with many other formatting options, too, such as font size, and fill and font color; but not
others, such as the bold, italics, or bordering-cells options.
Notice that Figure 5–4 shows a range that seems to contain nothing in it. It’s true—the
range is blank, but that’s not a problem. That’s because you can format a range
prospectively, even before it contains any data. When you actually type the data, it will
take on the changes you’ve brought about. Note also when you make a formatting
change on a designated range, the range remains selected in case you want to make
additional changes there.
 
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