Mastering Excel: Learn How to Angle Cells

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How to Angle Cells in Excel: A Simple Guide

By Tracy

One thing that really accentuates your data presentation in Excel is the way you angle your cell contents. It not only adds aesthetic appeal but also makes long headers fit into your table without cluttering. In this guide, I’ll quickly show you how to angle cells in Excel in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Select the Cells You Want to Angle

The first thing you need to do is to select the cells where you want to angle the text. You can do this by simply clicking and dragging to highlight the desired cells.

Step 2: Navigate to ‘Format Cells’

After highlighting the cells, right-click on your selection to open a context menu. From here, select ‘Format Cells’. A new window will pop up.

Step 3: Choose ‘Alignment’

In the ‘Format Cells’ box, click on the ‘Alignment’ tab. Here, you will find options for text alignment and control.

Step 4: Adjust the ‘Degrees’

Under the ‘Orientation’ section, you will find a small oval dial which you can drag to your desired angle. Alternatively, you can simply type in the degree of your desired angle in the ‘Degrees’ box beside it.

Step 5: Click ‘OK’

Once you’ve set your desired angle, click ‘OK’. Your cells’ content should now be angled as per your configuration.

Aesthetics matter a lot in data presentation and angled cells often provide a neater and more organized look. Now that you know how to angle cells in Excel, you can implement this simple step and make your Excel files much more professional and attractive. Remember, efficient use of tools and commands in Excel can make it a powerful resource for data analysis and presentation.

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