Aligning Text

In Excel alignment is important to be able to easily read data. Learn to format text and tables in various ways in Excel.

Formatting cells

Aligning text

Excel 2007 left-aligns text (labels) and right-aligns numbers (values). This makes data easier to read, but you do not have to use these defaults. Text and numbers can be defined as left-aligned, right-aligned, or centered in Excel.

To align text or numbers in a cell:

Alignment Commands

Left-click a column label to select an entire column or a row label to select an entire row.