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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
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Tip 13: Working with Merged Cells

Merging cells is a simple concept: Join two or more cells to create a larger single cell. To merge cells, just select them and choose Home⇒Alignment⇒Merge & Center. Excel combines the selected cells and displays the contents of the upper-left cell, centered.

Merging cells is usually done as a way to enhance the appearance of a worksheet. Figure 13-1, for example, shows a worksheet with four sets of merged cells: C2:I2, J2:P2, B4:B8, and B9:B13. The merged cells in column B also use vertical text.


Figure 13-1: This worksheet has four sets of merged cells.

Remember that merged cells can contain only one piece of information: a single value, text, or a formula. If you attempt to merge a range of cells that contains more than one nonempty cell, Excel prompts you with a warning that only the data in the upper-leftmost cell will be retained.

To unmerge cells, just select the merged area and click the Merge and Center...