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Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac Step by Step by Joan Lambert

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Format Worksheet Cells and Cell Contents

Most of the document formatting techniques you use in Word work the same way in Excel. You can format fonts, align text horizontally and vertically, and indent text within a worksheet cell. Excel has a few additional formatting settings, which we’ll discuss here.

Format Numeric Data

Excel is commonly used to store numeric data on which you can run a variety of calculations. Numeric data can take many formats, for example, whole numbers, numbers with one or more decimal places, currency values, percentages, and dates. You can more clearly express numeric data by applying a number format to it.

The simplest way to apply a numeric value is from the Number panel of the Formatting Palette.

Merge Cells

You can merge ...

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