Basic formatting in Excel can customize the look and feel of your Excel spreadsheet. Learn about formatting cells in Excel here.
By default, any text entered into your worksheet will be aligned to the bottom-left of a cell, while any numbers will be aligned to the bottom-right. Changing the alignment of your cell content allows you to choose how the content is displayed in any cell, which can make your cell content easier to read.
Click the arrows in the slideshow below to learn more about the different text alignment options.
Left align: Aligns content to the left border of the cell
Center align: Aligns content an equal distance from the left and right borders of the cell
Right Align: Aligns content to the right border of the cell
Top Align: Aligns content to the top border of the cell
Middle Align: Aligns content an equal distance from the top and bottom borders of the cell
Bottom Align: Aligns content to the bottom border of the cell
In our example below, we'll modify the alignment of our title cell to create a more polished look and further distinguish it from the rest of the worksheet.
You can apply both vertical and horizontal alignment settings to any cell.