Formatting Text

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

To add a border:


You can change the line style and color of the border.

To add a fill color:

Fill Color


You can use the fill color feature to format columns and rows and format a worksheet so it's easier to read.

To format numbers and dates:

Number Format

By default, the numbers appear in the General category, which means there is no special formatting.

In the Number group, you have some other options. For example, you can change the U.S. dollar sign to another currency format, switch numbers to percents, add commas, and change the decimal location.