Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Numbers and Labels
Formatting cells with built-in styles
Excel provides a variety of predesigned formatting styles that you can apply
to one or more cells. To format cells with a built-in style, follow these steps:
1. Select the cell or cells that you want to format with a built-in style.
2. Click the Home tab.
3. Click the Cell Styles icon in the Styles group.
A pull-down menu appears listing all the different styles you can choose,
as shown in Figure 8-8.
4. Move the mouse pointer over a style.
Excel displays a Live Preview of how your selected cells will look with
that particular style.
5. Click the style you want.
Excel applies your chosen style to the selected cells.
Figure 8-8:
The Cell
Styles menu
offers
different ways
to format
your cells
quickly.
Formatting fonts and text styles
Different fonts can emphasize parts of your spreadsheet, such as using one
font to label columns and rows and another font or font size to display the
actual data. Text styles (bold, underline, and italic) can also emphasize data
that appears in the same font or font size.
To change the font, font size, and text style of one or more cells, follow these
steps:
1. Select the cell or cells that you want to change the font and font size.
2. Click the Home tab.
3. Click the Font list box.
A pull-down menu of different fonts appears.
 
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