Formatting Text

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

Formatting cells

To format text in bold or italics:

Formatting Commands

You can select entire columns and rows, or specific cells. To select the entire column, just left-click the column heading, and the entire column will appear as selected. To select specific cells, just left-click a cell and drag your mouse to select the other cells, then release the mouse button.

To format text as underlined:

Underline Command

To change the font style:

Font Style

As you move over the font list, the Live Preview feature previews the font for you in the spreadsheet.

To change the font size:

Font Size

To change the text color:

Text Colors