Articles with the tag:
Close
Changelog
Close
Articles with the tag:
Close

Align data in cells

You can align data horizontally and vertically or even rotate data within a cell. To do that, select a cell or a cell range with the mouse or the whole worksheet by pressing the Ctrl+A key combination. You can also select multiple non-adjacent cells or cell ranges holding down the Ctrl key while selecting cells/ranges with the mouse. Then perform one of the following operations using the icons situated on the Home tab of the top toolbar.

  • Apply one of the horizontal alignment styles to the data within a cell,
    • click the Align left Align left icon icon to align the data to the left side of the cell (the right side remains unaligned);
    • click the Align center Align center icon icon to align the data in the center of the cell (the right and the left sides remains unaligned);
    • click the Align right Align right icon icon to align the data to the right side of the cell (the left side remains unaligned);
    • click the Justified Justified icon icon to align the data both to the left and the right sides of the cell (additional spacing is added where necessary to keep the alignment).
  • Change the vertical alignment of the data within a cell,
    • click the Align top Align top icon icon to align your data to the top of the cell;
    • click the Align middle Align middle icon icon to align your data to the middle of the cell;
    • click the Align bottom Align bottom icon icon to align your data to the bottom of the cell.
  • Change the angle of the data within a cell by clicking the Orientation Orientation icon icon and choosing one of the following options:
    • use the Horizontal Text Horizontal Text icon option to place the text horizontally (default option),
    • use the Angle Counterclockwise Angle Counterclockwise option to place the text from the bottom left corner to the top right corner of a cell,
    • use the Angle Clockwise Angle Clockwise option to place the text from the top left corner to the bottom right corner of a cell,
    • use the Vertical text Rotate Text Up option to place the text vertically,
    • use the Rotate Text Up Rotate Text Up option to place the text from bottom to top of a cell,
    • use the Rotate Text Down Rotate Text Down option to place the text from top to bottom of a cell.

      To rotate the text by an exactly specified angle, click the Cell settings Cell settings icon icon on the right sidebar and use the Orientation. Enter the necessary value measured in degrees into the Angle field or adjust it using the arrows on the right.

  • Fit your data to the column width by clicking the Wrap text Wrap text icon icon on the Home tab of the top toolbar or by checking the Wrap text checkbox on the right sidebar.

    Note: if you change the column width, data wrapping adjusts automatically.

  • Fit your data to the cell width by checking the Shrink to fit on the Layout tab of the top toolbar. The contents of the cell will be reduced in size to such an extent that it can fit in it.
Return to previous page
Try now for free Try and make your decision No need to install anything
to see all the features in action