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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office 2003 by Jim Boyce

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Chapter 19. Jazzing Up Worksheets in Excel

In this chapter

  • Adding pizzazz by formatting numbers and text

  • Adding lines, borders, and shading

  • Formatting cells

  • Splitting, merging, hiding, and unhiding cells

  • Using automatic formatting

  • Adding comments and other items

  • Filling a series of cells

You could certainly create a spreadsheet without adding any text, special formatting, graphics, or other elements. Adding these types of elements, however, not only makes a spreadsheet look more professional but can also make it more useful and easier to read. Formatting column headings or key values in a worksheet as bold, for example, makes those headings and values easier to spot.

This chapter describes several steps you can take to format numbers and text in a worksheet, ...

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