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Excel Use Cell Styles to Change Formats

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Use Cell Styles to Change Formats

Gurus of Microsoft Word have known about using styles for a decade. In Excel 2010, Microsoft promotes styles in Excel, adding a drop-down right on the Home tab offering 42 built-in styles.


Figure 1171 Excel offers 42 built-in cell styles on the Home tab.

You can choose which styles you think are appropriate and which are not. Personally, I use Title and Heading 4 all the time. The other styles seem arbitrary. Why should calculated cells have an orange font? It makes no sense to me. In the figure below, cell A1 has a Title style. Row 3 and column A uses the Heading 4 style. Column H and Row 12 use the Calculation style.


Figure 1172 Some styles look good. Others do not.

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