Text and Cell Alignments
You've probably noticed by now that Excel XP left-aligns text (labels) and right-aligns numbers (values). This makes data easier to read.
You do not have to leave the defaults. Text and numbers can be defined as left-aligned, right-aligned, or centered in Excel XP. The picture below shows the difference between these alignment types when they're applied to labels.
Text and numbers may be aligned using the left-align, center, and right-align buttons on the Formatting toolbar: