Excel Text Tips

Tip:
I love word wrapping, but a fine way to format your text in Excel is to:

Choose alignment
Orientation
And vertically change the direction of text.

This is useful in a document where you are trying to have several headings across the page, as in a grade book, attendance sheet, etc. but using standard horizontal text makes the columns too wide and/or takes up too much room on the page.

Another "gem" in Excel...

If, when you try to enter something into a cell and Excel insists on turning that into a formula, try this. First type an ' (apostrophe) and then what you’ve been trying to enter. What appears in the cell is what you wanted, not the formula.

Submitted by: Patricia Bailey
Lavizzo School in Chicago
pawtricia@yahoo.com
pabailey@cps.k12.il.us

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