Applying Font, Color, and Borders to Cells

Basic formatting in Excel can customize the look and feel of your Excel spreadsheet. Learn about formatting cells in Excel here.

Changing font type, size, and color

To apply a font size to information in a cell:

The font size list varies from typeface to typeface. The Arial font sizes, for example, are 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, and 72.

Font Size Examples

  • Select a cell or range of cells.
  • Click the down arrow to the right of the font size list box on the Formatting toolbar.

    Font Size List Box
  • A drop-down list of available font sizes appears.

    Size 10 Selection
  • Click the font size of your choice.
  • The selection list closes, and the new font size is applied to the selected cells.