Welcome to the next section of this Excel for Beginners book, during this section we are going to move away from creating structure within the document adding content. And we are going to talk about format, making our document more presentable adding colors changing the font adding borders, just making it more presentable.
So, the first topic that I want to get into here with some font formatting, I want to change the size my font, I want to change the color, I want to make it bold. I just want to make the fonts more presentable.
Right now, we just got a bunch of black text out there on a white background. There is not much to it, Let us spice things up.
For example, at B3 cell in Monthly budget sheet, it is our title. It should be big and bold and red it should really stand out and draw the attention, so that when somebody comes to my document right away, they can see that. This is the monthly budget is a big old title there at the top of the worksheet. Then, take-a-look at some formatting options here with the font.
Now I want to point out that if you have done formatting in any other Microsoft application like Word or PowerPoint or inside the body of an email, this is going to feel pretty similar with a couple of minor differences, nothing big though. You should feel right at home.
So, my first step as in any application before you perform any formatting you want to highlight the cell or cells that you want to format. In this case I am going to format the title monthly budget. I want to make it larger and bold. I in a slight cell a one right got a monthly budget go to Home tab on the Home tab. I have got my fonts formatted commands. I have also got some alignment commands. I can use as well.
Now I highlight B3 cell, select Home tab. I can change the Font size, and I want to make it bold, so I will just hit the Bold button.
Now there is other things, I could do up there as well like maybe italicize it or underline it, I could change the font itself because all of these different types of fonts. Be careful that sometimes keeping it simple is better. But either way you have got a ton of options here to build the format your content, all through the font option.
Let us try a little more, I want to do something with my headers here. So, in this case I want to do the same thing for bills in my months and total and percent, I want to make them all bold. In this case I am going to highlight all of my headers just from B5 to G5 with all of them selected, I will go back up to Home tab into my font section and I am going to make them Bold.
I mean even just that right there one of the big things about formatting is that of an Excel document is to create separation in the content. In this case I have just created separation between the headers and the actual records the bills down below.
So, try it out just a couple little steps here. Format the title change the font change the size make it bold the font size it whatever you want, to do format your document make it more presentable. But remember do not go overboard on it, You put too much going on in there just becomes clutter becomes noise and it is hard to read. But try it out to your heart’s content.