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

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Changing Cell Alignment

The default alignment for data is General. When you enter data into a cell, numbers, dates, and times automatically align with the right side of the cell. Text aligns with the left side of the cell. You can change the alignment of information at any time. For instance, you might want to fine-tune the appearance of column headings across columns, or you can right-align column headings across the columns to line up with the numbers that are right-aligned.

General alignment The default alignment for data, which means that numbers are right-aligned and text is left-aligned.

In the To Do exercise, you right-align the column ...

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