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Beginning Microsoft Excel 2010 by Abbott Katz

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Chapter 4. Keeping Up Appearances—Formatting the Worksheet

You've Got Designs on Your Worksheet

Ok—your data are in place, your scintillating, envy-stoking formulas are doing what you want them to do, and it's all over but the formatting. What do you do next? And how?

Obviously, that depends. After all, at the end of the day workbooks aren't meant to be things of beauty, at least not for their own sake. They're instruments of analysis and presentation, and the data you compile need to be as lucid and intelligible as possible—and indeed, should ideally make sense to someone who doesn't know terribly much about Excel.

Just the same, you want your workbook to look good—and to enhance your audience's comprehension of the data, even if that audience consists ...

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