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Microsoft Excel X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Font Formatting

Excel X uses 10 point Verdana as the default font or typeface for worksheets. You can apply a variety of font formatting options to cells, some of which are shown in Figure 27:

  • Font is the typeface used to display characters. This includes all fonts properly installed in your system.

  • Font style is the weight or angle of characters. Options usually include Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic.

  • Size is the size of characters, expressed in points.

  • Underline is character underlining. Don't confuse this with borders, which can be applied to the bottom of a cell, regardless of its contents.

  • Color is character color.

  • Effects are special effects applied to characters.

Figure 27. This example shows font, font size, and font style applied ...

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