Text and Cell Alignments

In Excel XP alignment is important to be able to easily read data. Learn to format text and tables in various ways in Excel.

Changing text orientation

The fourth type of cell alignment in the Format Cells dialog box is text orientation, which allows text to be oriented 90 degrees in either direction up or down.

Text Orientation Alignment Examples

To change text orientation using the Format Cells dialog box:

  • Select a cell or cell range to be subject to text control alignment.
  • Choose FormatCells from the menu bar.
  • The Format Cells dialog box opens.
  • Click the Alignment tab.
  • Increase or decrease the number shown in the Degrees field or spin box.
  • Click OK.