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Chapter 7. Formatting Your Worksheet > Letting Excel Design Your Worksheet with...

Letting Excel Design Your Worksheet with AutoFormat

Although your worksheet’s content is more important than its appearance, a little creative formatting can make your worksheet more attractive and readable. For example, you can add shading to rows and columns to make the spreadsheet easier to follow, add boxes around cells or lines between columns and rows, and change the typestyle for your column and row labels to make them stand out.

Excel offers a formatting feature called AutoFormat that applies a design scheme to selected cells. The design scheme controls everything from fonts and alignment to shading and borders. To use AutoFormat, follow these steps:


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