Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting the Worksheet
To Apply a Cell Style to the Column Headings and Format
the Total Rows
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As shown in Figure 2 – 30b on page EX 92, the column titles (row 3) should have
the Heading 3 cell style and the totals row (row 13) should have the Total cell style. The
summary information headings in the range A14:A16 should be bold. The following steps
assign these styles and formats to row 3 and row 13 and the range A14:A16.
Select the range to be formatted, cells A3:J3 in this case.
Apply the Heading 3 cell style to the range A3:J3.
Click the Center button (Home tab | Alignment group) to center the column headings.
Apply the Total cell style to the range A13:J13.
Bold the range A14:A16 (Figure 2 – 38).
Format Cells:Number Dialog
Box Launcher button
Bold button
Center button
Home tab
Alignment group
column headings
formatted with
Heading 3 cell style
total row formatted
with Total cell style
range A14:A16
formatted bold
Figure 2 – 38
To Format Dates and Center Data in Cells
With the column titles and total rows formatted, the next step is to format the dates in column B and center
the dependents in column C. The following steps format the dates in the range B4:B12 and center the data in the
range C4:C12.
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