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Using Bold, Italics, and Underline
3. Then press Enter to finalize the change.
NOTE: When data is enlarged with a new font size, the row heights of the affected data
automatically increase if necessary to make room for the upgrade. Excel will not allow data to
barge vertically into a cell above it, even though it does allow text to move horizontally into a cell
to its right.
Now what about those two As stationed to the right of the font fields? They’re called
Increase Font Size and Decrease Font Size, respectively (see Figure 5–6).
Figure 5–6. A pair of quick ways to increase or decrease font size
Click the larger A on a range of cells, and the data there will receive a font size boost up
to the next available interval in the font size window. That means that if the current size
in a cell or cells is 12 points, clicking the large A will pump the size up to 14, which is the
next higher size recorded in the drop-down menu. If you click the smaller A, those same
12-point cells with be downsized to 11 points, the next lower interval listed.
Using Bold, Italics, and Underline
Now let’s turn to the B, I, and U buttons (see Figure 5–7).
Figure 5–7. B, I, and U (bold, italics, and underline)
These buttons represent bold, italics, and underline, respectively—and again, to format
data with any or all of these effects, select the cells in question and just click the
appropriate button(s). These three buttons behave as toggles , meaning that by clicking
them in succession you turn their formatting effects on and off. Click the B button once,
and the cells you’ve selected turn boldface; click it again, and the bold effect
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