The Formatting toolbar is the first place to head when you want to add emphasis to specific text or cells on your Excel worksheet.
For the most part, formatting is applied to all text within a selected cell.
Figure 13. Formatting Toolbar
This drop-down list displays the fonts available on your computer. The default Microsoft Office 2003 font is Times New Roman.
This drop-down list displays typical font sizes. The default Microsoft Office 2003 font size is 10. One font size point is equal to 1/72” tall. So, 72 point text will print 1” high. If you need a size not listed in this drop-down, you can click inside the box and type the size you want.
This command applies bold formatting to selected text.
This command applies italic formatting to selected text.
This command applies an underline to selected text.
This command will align the text with the left of the cell.
This command will align the text between the left and right cell edges.
This command will align the text with the right of the cell.
Merge and Center
This command will center the text between two or more columns.
Formats selected cells to currency with two decimal places.
Formats selected cells to percent.
Formats selected cells to display commas and decimal places.
Increases the decimal display of selected cells.
Decreases the decimal display of selected cells.
This command will decrease the indent of selected text to the nearest [Tab] stop. Default tabs are set every .5”.
This command will increase the indent of selected text to the nearest [Tab] stop. Default tabs are set every .5”.
This command adds borders to the edges of your selected text.
Add a color to selected cells that appears behind the cell contents.
This command changes the color of selected text lettering.