Excel Functions

Excel Basics

16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel

6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands

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.

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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.

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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.