How to Modify Cell Alignment & Indentation in Excel


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By default, how does MS Excel align numbers? (Horizontally)

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1. Under what ribbon menu and grouping of commands will you find the short-cut icons for aligning content in a spreadsheet?

2. What answers best describes the term Vertical?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of how to modify cell alignment and indentation in Microsoft Excel. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how Excel aligns numbers horizontally as well as the command to align content.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Default horizontal alignment of numbers in Excel
  • Location of the command to align content
  • Definition of vertical
  • Function of short-cut commands

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - use acquired knowledge to recall the location of short-cut icons for aligning content
  • Interpreting information - verify you can identify the type of alignment based on the short-cut icon
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the default horizontal alignment of numbers in Excel

Additional Learning

To learn more review the corresponding lesson called How to Modify Cell Alignment & Indentation in Excel. This lesson will help you:

  • Define cell alignment
  • Understand the importance of alignment short-cut icons
  • Identify where the icons can be found
  • Describe how to modify the alignment of your text and numbers
  • Appreciate the benefits of vertical and horizontal alignment