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Fonts and merging


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Excel 2003 Essential Training

with Mark Swift

Video: Fonts and merging

options that can be found in the Format Cells dialog box and in other places that will enhance the visual appeal of your worksheet. If you'll go to the Chapter 8 folder in your Student files and open up the Quarterly_Sales spreadsheet you find there, you'll see the version of Quarterly_Sales that you're looking at now. This is kind of a throwback to an earlier version from the one we were just working with. It has no colors, no particular layout. The only thing that has been done is that the column widths have been increased, so we have a little room to play in there. If I wanted to format the text, my titles here, First Quarter, Second Quarter, Third and Fourth, I'll highlight those, right-click and go to Format Cells. Here the Font tab contains all of our options for working with fonts inside of Microsoft Excel, our font face, style, size, underline options, you'll notice there are several. We have our font color, and some effects you can apply: your strikethrough, superscript, and subscript. This Preview pane will give you a fairly accurate representation of what that font's going to look like when you're done. So let's move down the list and choose the Bodoni MT, bold's good. Maybe increase the font size to 11.
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  1. 16s
    1. Welcome
      16s
  2. 22m 44s
    1. Spreadsheet uses
      1m 59s
    2. Toolbars and menus
      8m 53s
    3. Moving around
      8m 1s
    4. Getting help
      3m 51s
  3. 18m 43s
    1. Opening new workbooks
      5m 13s
    2. Entering data
      6m 12s
    3. Commenting and saving
      7m 18s
  4. 17m 31s
    1. Opening worksheets
      1m 55s
    2. Add and delete worksheets
      2m 23s
    3. Insert and delete cells
      3m 46s
    4. Worksheet data
      9m 27s
  5. 36m 0s
    1. Width and height
      6m 7s
    2. Numeric formats
      6m 1s
    3. Alignment of data
      3m 43s
    4. Naming cells and ranges
      5m 48s
    5. Naming constants
      1m 52s
    6. Creating lists
      5m 48s
    7. Autofilter
      4m 13s
    8. Designated lists
      2m 28s
  6. 11m 19s
    1. Print options
      5m 51s
    2. Printing and hiding data
      1m 58s
    3. Headers and footers
      3m 30s
  7. 21m 52s
    1. Creating formulas
      6m 30s
    2. Relative and absolute
      6m 1s
    3. External references
      6m 0s
    4. Named constants
      3m 21s
  8. 7m 47s
    1. Functions
      7m 47s
  9. 19m 6s
    1. Fonts and merging
      3m 52s
    2. Rotate and indent
      1m 47s
    3. Borders
      2m 41s
    4. Shading and format painter
      2m 30s
    5. Rename and color worksheet tabs
      1m 52s
    6. Working with pictures
      6m 24s
  10. 11m 31s
    1. Templates
      3m 45s
    2. Styles
      3m 55s
    3. Autoformat
      55s
    4. Smart documents
      2m 56s
  11. 13m 15s
    1. Chart terminology
      2m 23s
    2. Chart wizard
      5m 10s
    3. Formatting charts
      3m 22s
    4. Inserting images
      1m 42s
    5. Printing charts
      38s
  12. 5m 1s
    1. File search
      1m 51s
    2. Find and replace
      3m 10s
  13. 8m 19s
    1. Import from Word
      1m 17s
    2. Delimited data
      2m 53s
    3. Import from the web
      1m 49s
    4. Exporting data
      2m 20s
  14. 7m 54s
    1. Consolidation
      5m 12s
    2. 3D formulas
      2m 42s
  15. 5m 33s
    1. Multiple panes
      1m 12s
    2. More screen options
      4m 21s
  16. 13m 37s
    1. If
      2m 22s
    2. Time
      4m 16s
    3. Date and time
      2m 14s
    4. Lookup
      4m 45s
  17. 6m 55s
    1. Compare text
      3m 27s
    2. Concatenation
      1m 47s
    3. Special characters
      1m 41s
  18. 6m 10s
    1. Pivot tables
      6m 10s
  19. 16m 0s
    1. Recording a macro
      8m 43s
    2. Macro menus
      3m 45s
    3. Global macros
      3m 32s
  20. 11s
    1. Goodbye
      11s

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Excel 2003 Essential Training
4h 9m Beginner Mar 18, 2004

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Excel 2003 Essential Training with Mark Swift is a movie-based workshop for users who are new to working with spreadsheets, or those wanting to improve their skills. This workshop begins with a basic overview of the application and quickly advances to cover useful formulas, functions, techniques for enhancing spreadsheets, charts, and much more. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Subjects:
Business Spreadsheets
Software:
Excel
Author:
Mark Swift

Fonts and merging

options that can be found in the Format Cells dialog box and in other places that will enhance the visual appeal of your worksheet. If you'll go to the Chapter 8 folder in your Student files and open up the Quarterly_Sales spreadsheet you find there, you'll see the version of Quarterly_Sales that you're looking at now. This is kind of a throwback to an earlier version from the one we were just working with. It has no colors, no particular layout. The only thing that has been done is that the column widths have been increased, so we have a little room to play in there. If I wanted to format the text, my titles here, First Quarter, Second Quarter, Third and Fourth, I'll highlight those, right-click and go to Format Cells. Here the Font tab contains all of our options for working with fonts inside of Microsoft Excel, our font face, style, size, underline options, you'll notice there are several. We have our font color, and some effects you can apply: your strikethrough, superscript, and subscript. This Preview pane will give you a fairly accurate representation of what that font's going to look like when you're done. So let's move down the list and choose the Bodoni MT, bold's good. Maybe increase the font size to 11.

Say OK to that. There we go. So now we've changed the look of our font and you'll find almost all of the font options you need here on the Formatting toolbar as well. Let's select those again and change the font color to a deep green. There we go. Something that this sheet has long needed is a title. So let's highlight 1, we'll right-click and choose Insert, and increase the size of that row to be somewhere close to 40. Don't worry if you can't get it exactly, I'm having trouble myself. There we go, and we'll insert the title QUARTERLY SALES, Enter. Now that title would be better placed in the center of our sheet, but how do you place it in the center when it only exists in one row? If I look at the B or C, you'll notice that QUARTERLY SALES isn't there, even though it appears to overflow into B. When I look at A, that value of QUARTERLY SALES exists all there. If I highlight all five of the cells, go up to my Formatting toolbar, you'll see the Merge and Center button. Click on that and you'll see now that all of those cells have been joined together into one big cell and the title of this worksheet has been centered. Now all we need to do is increase the size and center it vertically as well. Let's go here to increase the size, jump it up to 20, and we'll go back to our Formatting cells dialog box, and in the Alignment tab, you'll see that the Merge cells has been activated, and our Vertical alignment is set to Bottom. Let's set that up to Center, and there we go. Our title looks a lot better now than it did just a few moments ago. If you want to split those cells back up again, you can simply select the merged cell and either toggle it with this formatting button Merge and Center, so now it's returned to the five separate cells we had before, or redo that, from within the Format Cells dialog box, you can simply uncheck Merge cells and now we're back to five cells, although it didn't undo the centering command. I can put that back to left justify. Of course we wanted it to be merged, so I'm going to redo that. There we go.

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