Excel formatting, page 2

How to change column width and AutoFit columns in Excel

Microsoft Excel provides a variety of ways to manipulate the column width – you can resize columns using the mouse, set the width to a specific number or have it adjusted automatically to accommodate the data. In this tutorial, you will find the detailed information about all these methods. Continue reading

How to wrap text in Excel

If large text does not fit neatly in a cell, you can simply make the column wider. However, a much better solution is to wrap text that exceeds a column width, and Microsoft Excel provides a couple of ways to do it. Continue reading

Video: Conditional formatting based on another cell

Learn how to quickly highlight entire rows based on another cell value in Excel. Continue reading

How to add leading zeros in Excel

The tutorial shows different ways to add leading zeros in Excel: how to keep zeros as you type, show leading zeros in cells, remove or hide zeros. Continue reading

6 ways to insert a tick symbol and cross mark in Excel

The tutorial shows 6 different ways to insert a tick in Excel and explains how to format and count cells containing checkmarks. Continue reading

How to add, copy and delete multiple checkboxes in Excel

The tutorial will teach you how to quickly add multiple checkboxes in Excel, change the check box name and formatting, as well as delete one, several or all checkboxes on a sheet. Continue reading

How to insert a checkbox in Excel - create an interactive checklist, to-do list and report

This tutorial will guide you on how to insert a checkbox in Excel and use the check box results in formulas to make an interactive checklist, to-do list, chart or report. Continue reading

Excel table styles and formatting: how to apply, change and remove

After you have created a table in Excel, what's the first thing you would like to do with it? Make it look exactly the way you want! Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides a variety of predefined table styles that let you apply or change the table formatting in a click. Continue reading

How to clear formatting in Excel

Manually changing cell color, font, borders, alignment and other formatting options is tiresome and time-consuming. Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides a couple of quick and simple ways to clear formatting in a worksheet. Continue reading

Format Painter and other ways to copy formatting in Excel

Microsoft Excel has an amazingly simple way to copy formatting, which is often overlooked or underestimated. This tutorial shows the most efficient ways to use Excel Format Painter, Fill Handle and Paste Special to copy formatting to a selected cell, range, entire column or row. Continue reading

Custom Excel number format

Custom number formatting in Excel is a very powerful tool, and once you learn how to use it property, your options are almost unlimited. This tutorial explains the basics of the Excel number format and provides the detailed guidance to create custom formatting. Continue reading

How to format cells in Excel (number, text, scientific notation, etc.)

When it comes to formatting cells in Excel, most users know how to apply basic text and numeric formats. But do you know how to display the required number of decimal places or a certain currency symbol, and how to apply just the right scientific notation or accounting number format? Continue reading

How to show formulas in Excel

In this short tutorial, you will learn an easy way to show formulas in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and older versions. Also, you will learn how to print formulas and why sometimes Excel shows a formula, not result, in a cell. Continue reading

How to show percentages in Excel

In this short tutorial, you will find many helpful details about Excel percent format and learn how to make Excel display percentages in the way you want.  Continue reading

Convert text-formatted digits to number using Excel VALUE function and other options

In this article, I'll show you how to convert text digits to number using several options in Excel 2010-2013. You'll see how to make Excel treat digits as numbers with the help of the VALUE function, error checking, Paste Special and applying the number format. Those who want to automate the task will find a helpful VBA macro and a special add-in. Continue reading

How to convert numbers to text using Excel TEXT function and other options

This tutorial shows how to convert number to text in Excel 2016 - 2010. See how to accomplish the task with the Excel TEXT function and use number to string to specify the formatting. Learn how to change number format to text with the Format Cells… and Text to Columns options. Continue reading

How to insert new columns in Excel

This post looks at how to add up new columns in Excel 2010-2013. Read on to learn shortcuts to insert one or more columns, including nonadjacent ones. Grab and share a special VBA macros to automate adding every other column. Continue reading

Relative and absolute cell references in Excel conditional formatting rules

Invest a few minutes and learn how to correctly use relative and absolute cell references in Excel conditional formatting rules. This knowledge will certainly save you far more time in the long run. Continue reading

How to hide and group columns in Excel

This tutorial shows how to hide columns in Excel 2010-2016. You will see the standard Excel Hide columns functionality in action as well as learn to group and ungroup columns with Outline. Continue reading

How to unhide and show hidden columns in Excel

From this article, you'll learn how to unhide columns in Excel 2016 - 2007. It will teach you to show all hidden columns or just the ones you select. Grab a special macro to unhide all columns in Excel automatically each time you open a worksheet and find out how to protect the hidden columns from being displayed. Continue reading

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