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.

Selecting a font style

Bold, italics, and underline are all examples of font style attributes.

To select a font style:

  • Select some cells.
  • Click any of the following options on the Formatting toolbar.
    Font Style Buttons
    • Bold button: Ctrl+B
    • Italics button: Ctrl+I
    • Underline button: Ctrl+U
  • The attribute (bold, italics, or underline) is applied to the font.

Important pointThe bold, italics, and underline buttons on the Formatting toolbar are like toggle switches. Click once to turn it on, and click again to turn it off.