Formatting Data in Excel 2016 for Windows

Excel 2016 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Formatting data makes it easier to see and work with. Discover how you can align data, use colors and themes, resize rows and columns, and insert tables and borders in Excel 2016 to change data presentation.


  • Setting your data type
    Formatting your data
    Aligning your data
    Using colors
    Changing your cell style
    Using document themes
    Using formulas to modify your text case
  • Creating a title
    Formatting a title
    Creating a table
    Resizing columns & rows
    Inserting columns & rows
    Inserting borders
    Transferring format styles


  • 2m 59s
    You can insert a large variety of data types and formats in your Excel 2016 spreadsheet. You can, for example, create dates, percentages, fractions, prices, and text values. You can ensure that these values are correctly displayed by using the format tools. These tell Excel 2016 how to classify your data and how to adjust its appearance in your spreadsheet. FREE ACCESS
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    In Excel 2016, you can improve the appearance of your data and make it more readable by adjusting its formatting options. Excel 2016 features a huge library of fonts that can be applied to your text. You can also adjust the text size and apply different font effects, such as bold, italics and underline. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Aligning your data in Excel 2016 for Windows
    4m 5s
    You can improve the appearance of your table by adjusting your cell's alignment settings. In Excel 2016, you can not only adjust the horizontal alignment of your cells, but also the vertical alignment. It is even possible to adjust the orientation of any text that you have inserted into your cell. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using colors in Excel 2016 for Windows
    3m 43s
    Color can help to make your data stand out to your reader. It can also be used to make it easier to read your table. In Excel 2016, you can apply color to two main elements: your cell's contents, and your cell's background. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Changing your cell style in Excel 2016 for Windows
    4m 1s
    Cell styles can be used in Excel 2016 to quickly change the color, alignment, and size of any data in a specified cell. These styles can be used to control the appearance of multiple cells simultaneously. You can also create your own customized cell styles. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using document themes in Excel 2016 for Windows
    3m 20s
    Excel 2016 themes can be used to change the overall appearance of your spreadsheet. You can also change the color sets in use, the fonts, and even some graphical effects. These tools can be used to quickly give your spreadsheet a completely new look. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using formulas to modify your text case in Excel 2016 for Windows
    3m 37s
    Excel 2016 features a certain number of formulas that can be used to convert your text characters. For example, if you have inserted a number of text values and you need to reformat them into capital letters, you can use the UPPER formula. You can also convert values into lower case, and even make data entries into proper nouns. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Creating a title in Excel 2016 for Windows
    2m 10s
    Excel 2016 features the WordArt tool which can be used to create clean, professional-looking titles. This can be done using WordArt so that you can insert the title independently of any cells. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Formatting a title in Excel 2016 for Windows
    3m 45s
    Once you've created a title you can format it so to make it presentable and easy to read. Change your title's color, outline and rotation, and even apply special effects, such as shadows, glows and reflections. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Creating a table in Excel 2016 for Windows
    3m 40s
    Quickly organize your data into tables. Once you do so, it’s easy to format, sort, or apply filters to analyze the data. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Resizing columns & rows in Excel 2016 for Windows
    4m 19s
    If you want to ensure that your data is readable and correctly displayed, then at some point early on you will need to know how to resize your columns and rows. These changes can be made manually. Excel 2016 can however also automatically resize your columns or rows so that every data value is correctly displayed. You can even resize multiple rows and columns simultaneously. And if you would rather not resize a cell, you can always adjust the wrap settings to adapt its contents instead. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Inserting columns & rows in Excel 2016 for Windows
    3m 3s
    If your table is missing some data, you can insert a new column or row. This is much easier than simply starting your table again. In Excel 2016, you can also insert multiple columns and rows in a single action. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Inserting borders in Excel 2016 for Windows
    4m 17s
    One good way of making your data values and ranges stand out in Excel 2016 is to use the different border tools. These border tools can be used to adjust the color, thickness and style of any outline effects that are applied to your cells. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Transferring format styles in Excel 2016 for Windows
    4m 19s
    If you have formatted an existing table and you want to reuse the style that you have created, you can transfer it to another data selection. In Excel 2016, you can use the copy and paste tools to quickly transfer your format styles. You can also use the dedicated format painter tool, which allows you to select a format and apply it to a new selection. FREE ACCESS


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