Applying Font, Color, and Borders to Cells

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

Using underline, italics, and bold

In addition to the typeface, size and color, you can apply bold, italics, and/or underline font style attributes to any text or numbers in cells.

To select a font style:

  • Select a cell or range of cells.
  • Click any of the following options on the Formatting toolbar:

    Bold, Italics, Underline Buttons
  • Bold (Ctrl+B)
  • Italics (Ctrl+I)
  • Underline (Ctrl+U)
  • The attribute(s) selected are applied to the font.

The bold, italics, and underline buttons on the Formatting toolbar are like toggle switches: Click once to turn one on, and click again to turn it off.