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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.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)
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Cover
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Table of Contents
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Title Page
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Introduction

Tip 20: Formatting Individual Characters in a Cell

Excel cell formatting isn’t an all-or-none proposition. In some cases, you might find it helpful to be able to format individual characters within a cell.

note.eps This technique is limited to cells that contain text. It doesn’t work if the cell contains a value or a formula.

To apply formatting to characters within a text string, select those characters first. You can select them by clicking and dragging your mouse on the Formula bar, or you can double-click the cell and then click and drag the mouse to select specific characters directly in the cell. A more efficient way to select individual characters is to press F2 first and then use the arrow keys to move between characters and use the Shift+arrow keys to select characters.

When the characters are selected, use formatting controls to change the formatting. For example, you can make the selected text bold, italic, or a different color; you can even apply a different...