Fonts, Color, and Borders

In Excel fonts and colors can draw more attention to your spreadsheet. Also in Excel borders can help highlight certain data elements.

Formatting with fonts

The default font in a spreadsheet is Arial 10 points, but the typeface and size can be changed easily.

Selecting a font typeface:

  • Select some cells to change the typeface.
  • Click the down arrow to the right of the font name list box. A drop-down list of available fonts appears.
  • Click the font of your choice. The selection list closes and the new font is applied to the selected cells.

Important pointFont choices vary depending on the software installed on your computer.

Font List

Selecting a font size:

  • Select some cells to change the font size.
  • Click the down arrow to the right of the font size list box. A drop-down list of available font sizes appears.
  • Click the font size of your choice. The selection list closes and the new font size is applied to the selected cells.

Font Size