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.

Adding color to cells

Colors can be applied to cells in your worksheet to emphasize important data or assign names to columns or rows.

To add color to a cell:

  • Select a cell or range of cells.
  • Click the down arrow next to the font color button. A font color drop-down menu displays.

    Color Listbox on Toolbar
  • Choose a color from the font color drop-down menu.

    Examples of Different Font Colors
  • The selected cells display the color.