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Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 Inside Out by Mark Dodge, Craig Stinson

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Chapter 8. Worksheet Formatting Techniques

When creating a worksheet in Microsoft Excel, you probably don't ask yourself the question: Why use formats? But we'll answer it anyway. Compare Figure 8-1 to Figure 8-2 and we need say no more. Although the data is the same in both worksheets, the worksheet in Figure 8-2 takes advantage of the formatting features available in Excel and is therefore much easier to read and interpret. Proper use of formatting helps transform data into information; this chapter shows you how to do just that.

Figure 8-1. All entries ...

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