Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Selecting a Cell
To Enter Row Titles
The next step in developing the worksheet for this project is to enter the row titles in column A. For the Save
Sable River Foundation data, the list of fundraising activities meets the criterion that information that identii es
columns be in a list. It is more likely that in the future, the organization will add more fundraising activities as
opposed to more cities. Each fundraising activity, therefore, should be placed in its own row. The row titles in column
A (Corporate, Direct Mail, Fun Runs, Government, Phone-a-thon, and Total) identify the numbers in each row.
This process for entering row titles is similar to the process for entering column titles. The following steps
enter the row titles in the worksheet.
1
Click cell A4 to select it.
Type
Corporate
and then press the
DOWN ARROW key
to enter a row title
and to make the cell
below the current
cell the active cell
(Figure 1–13).
row title, Corporate,
entered in cell A4
A5 is active
cell
Figure 1–13
2
Repeat Step 1 to enter
the remaining row
titles in column A; that
is, enter Direct
Mail in cell A5,
Fun Runs in cell
A6, Government
in cell A7, Phone-
a-thon in cell A8,
and Total in cell
A9 (Figure 1–14).
Why is the text left-
aligned in the cells?
When you enter text,
Excel automatically
left-aligns the text in
the cell. Excel treats
any combination of
numbers, spaces, and
nonnumeric characters as text. For example, Excel recognizes the following entries as text:
401AX21, 921–231, 619 321, 883XTY
You can change the text alignment in a cell by realigning it. Other alignment techniques are
discussed later in this chapter.
row titles left-
aligned in cells
Figure 1–14
 
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