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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Excel® 2010 by Laurie Ulrich Fuller, Deidre Hayes, Jeffery A. Riley

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Formatting Cell Content

AS YOU TYPE ALONG, adding content to cells, Excel’s default settings take effect. Normally, this is fine, left-aligning your text, right-aligning your numeric content, applying the standard 11 point Calibri font to the content, and formatting dates, times, and other content automatically. When your needs go beyond these defaults, or if you want to tweak them a bit, it’s handy to know the most effective ways to change the formatting of one or more cells so that your content looks and works the way you want it to—everything you need is at your fingertips, literally.

Applying Fonts, Sizes, Styles, and Text Color

Using the Home tab, shown in Figure 5-17, you can change the appearance of any cell or range of cells with just ...

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