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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Adjusting Column Width

Adjusting column width makes the best use of the worksheet space. You can set the column width manually or let Excel make the adjustments for you with its AutoFit feature. By default, column width is set to 8.43 characters, based on the default font and font size, 10-point Arial.

In the upcoming To Do exercise, you adjust column width with a mouse.

To Do: Adjust Column Width

1.
Move the mouse pointer to the right column header border at the top of column A. You should see a double-headed arrow, as shown in Figure 8.12. Use the right border of the column header to adjust column width.
Figure 8.12. Dragging the right border of a column changes its width.
2.
Hold down the mouse button and drag the border. As you are dragging ...

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