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Mar 29

Excel Tip: Text Centering Trick

 
By David Ringstrom, CPA



Need to center a title or other data across your worksheet? Most users gravitate to the Merge Cells command, which can wreak havoc with many of Excel's features.


Instead, select the cells you wish to center text within, and then press Ctrl-1 to display the Format Cells dialog box.
On the Alignment tab, choose Center Across Selection from the Horizontal drop-down list.



A previous version of this article first appeared on www.accountingweb.com .
About the author:

David H. Ringstrom, CPA heads up Accounting Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based software and database consulting firm providing training and consulting services nationwide. Contact David at david@nullacctadv.com  or follow him on Twitter. David speaks at conferences about Microsoft Excel, and presents webcasts for several CPE providers, including AccountingWEB partner CPE Link