Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Formatting Text
Did You Know?
You can format numbers in international currencies. In the Format
Cells dialog box, click the Number tab, click Currency in the Category
list, click the Symbol list arrow, and then click an international currency
You can quickly remove a numeric format or font attribute. The but-
tons on the Home tab Ribbon and the Mini-Toolbar are toggle buttons,
which means you simply click to turn them on and off. To add or re-
move a numeric format or a font attribute, select the cell, range, or text,
and then click the appropriate button on the Home tab or the Mini-Tool-
bar to turn the format or attribute off.
Formatting Text
A font is a collection of alphanumeric characters that share the same typeface, or design,
and have similar characteristics. Most fonts are available in a number of styles (such as
bold and italic) and sizes. You can format text and numbers with font attributes, such as
bolding, italics, or underlining, to enhance data to catch the reader’s attention. The basic
formats you apply to text are available on the Home tab in the Font group or in the Font
dialog box. Some of the formats available in the Font dialog box include strikethrough,
and single or double normal and accounting underline. When you point to selected text,
Excel displays the Mini-Toolbar above it. The Mini-Toolbar provides easy access to com-
mon formatting toolbar buttons, such as font, font size, increase and decrease font size,
bold, italic, font color, and increase and decrease list level. If you don’t want to display
the Mini-Toolbar, you can use Excel Options to turn it off.
Format Text Quickly
Select the text you want to format.
Click the Home tab.
To change fonts, click the Font list arrow on the Ribbon or Mini-Toolbar, and
then point for a live preview, or click the font you want, either a theme font or
any available fonts.
The font name appears in the font style.
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