Align or rotate text in a cell

If you want to change the way data appears in a cell, you can rotate the font angle, or change the data alignment.

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Align a column, or row

  1. Select a column, or row.

  2. Select Align LeftCenter, or Align Right.

  3. Select Top Align, Middle Align, or Bottom Align.

Align cells in a workbook

  1. Click a cell, or press Ctrl + A to select all cells.

  2. Select Align LeftCenter, or Align Right.

  3. Select Top Align, Middle Align, or Bottom Align.

Rotate text

  1. Select a cell, row, column, or a range.

  2. Click Orientation, and then select an option.

    You can rotate your text up, down, clockwise, or counterclockwise, or align text vertically.

    Row of text roated at various degrees.

Need more help?

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community, get support in the Answers community, or suggest a new feature or improvement on Excel User Voice.

See Also

Change the format of a cell

Select cell contents

Format text in cells

Format numbers

Format a date the way you want

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