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

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Aligning Text Vertically

The Vertical drop-down list, on the Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog box, includes five alignment options—Top, Center, Bottom, Justify, and Distributed—which are similar to the corresponding Horizontal alignment options. Cells B3:D3 in Figure 8-19 show examples of the first three alignment options. As noted earlier, cell F3 shows the Justify option. Cell E3, containing the percent signs, was formatted using the Distributed option.

The options in the Vertical drop-down list create the following effects:

  • Top, Center, and Bottom. These options force cell contents to align to each respective location within a cell.

  • Justify. This option expands the space between words so that text entries align flush with the top and bottom ...

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