MS Excel - Using Styles

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Using Styles in MS Excel

With MS Excel 2010 Named styles make it very easy to apply a set of predefined formatting options to a cell or range. It saves time as well as make sure that consistent look of the cells.

A Style can consist of settings for up to six different attributes:

  • Number format

  • Font (type, size, and color)

  • Alignment (vertical and horizontal)

  • Borders

  • Pattern

  • Protection (locked and hidden)

Now let us see how styles are helpful.Suppose that you apply a particular style to some twenty cells scattered throughout your worksheet. Later, you realize that these cells should have a font size of 12 pt rather than 14 pt. Rather than change each cell, simply edit the style. All cells with that particular style change automatically.

Applying Styles

Choose Home » Styles » Cell Styles. Note that this display is a live preview:that is, as you move your mouse over the style choices, the selected cell or range temporarily displays the style. When you see a style you like, click it to apply the style to the selection.

Applying Style

Creating Custom Style in MS Excel

We can create new custom style in Excel 2010.To create a new style, follow these steps:

  • Select a cell and click on Cell styles from Home Tab

  • Click on New Cell Style and give style name

  • Click on Format to apply formatting to the cell

Creating Custom Style
  • After applying formatting click on OK. This will add new style in the styles. You can view it on Home » Styles.

Added Styles



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