Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
TIP Deleting a cell’s contents doesn’t delete the cell’s formatting. To delete a selected cell’s
formatting, on the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the Clear button (which looks like
an eraser), and then click Clear Formats. Clicking Clear All from the same list will remove the
cell’s contents and formatting.
Buttons in the Home tab’s Font group that give you choices, such as Font Color, have an
arrow at the right edge of the button. Clicking the arrow displays a list of options accessible
for that button, such as the fonts available on your system or the colors you can assign to
Another way you can make a cell stand apart from its neighbors is to add a border around
the cell. To place a border around one or more cells, select the cells, and then choose the
border type you want by selecting from the Border list in the Font group. Excel does
provide more options: to display the full range of border types and styles, in the Border list,
click More Borders. The Border page of the Format Cells dialog box contains the full range
of tools you can use to define your cells’ borders.