How do I... Perform basic formatting in Excel 2007

By Mark Kaelin

To get your point across when communicating information in the form of a spreadsheet of numbers, it is often necessary to add some formatting beyond the basic numbers in a set of cells. Column headings, row names, fonts, colors, and other basic formatting techniques can help you emphasize the data points you want your audience to focus on. The last thing you want to do is bog your communication down with an overwhelming sea of numbers.

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.