Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Cell Formatting from the Home Tab
Table 3-1 (continued)
Group
Button
Name
Function
Decrease
Indent
Decreases the margin between entries in the cell
selection and their left cell borders by one tab stop
Increase
Indent
Increases the margin between the entries in the
cell selection and their left cell borders by one
tab stop
Top Align
Aligns the entries in the cell selection with the top
border of their cells
Middle
Align
Vertically centers the entries in the cell selection
between the top and bottom borders of their cells
Bottom
Align
Aligns the entries in the cell selection with the
bottom border of their cells
Orientation
Displays a drop-down menu with options for
changing the angle and direction of the entries in
the cell selection
Wrap Text
Wraps the entries in the cell selection that spill
over their right borders onto multiple lines within
the current column width
Merge and
Center
Merges the cell selection into a single cell and
then centers the entry in the first cell between its
new left and right border — click the Merge and
Center drop-down button to display a menu of
options that enable you to merge the cell selection
into a single cell without centering the entries, as
well as to split up a merged cell back into its
original individual cells
Number
Number
Format
Displays the number format applied to the active
cell in the cell selection — click its drop-down
button to display a menu showing the active cell
in cell selection formatted with all of Excel’s major
number formats
Accounting
Number
Format
Formats the cell selection using the Accounting
number format that adds a dollar sign, uses
commas to separate thousands, displays two
decimal places, and encloses negative values
in a closed pair of parentheses — click the
Accounting Number Format’s drop-down button
to display a menu of other major Currency number
formats from which you can choose
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