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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 24: Avoiding Font Substitution for Small Point Sizes

When you specify a font size smaller than eight points, you may notice that the numbers in a column no longer line up correctly. That’s because Excel uses a different (non-proportional) font for small text. Normally, each numeric character takes the same amount of horizontal space — that’s why numbers line up so nicely. But with a proportional font, numeric characters vary in width. The “1” character is more narrow than the “0” character, for example.

Figure 24-1 shows a worksheet with columns of numbers in varying font sizes. Notice that everything is fine until the point size is smaller than 8 points. In column E (7 points), the “1” character take up less space. In column F (6 points), the “5” and “7” characters also take up less space.


Figure 24-1: Various font sizes, with font substitution enabled.

Font substitution...