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Learn step-by-step how to change the vertical and horizontal alignment of your Microsoft Office Excel worksheet cells. Also learn how to change the text direction of cell content.

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Cell Alignment

By default, cell contents appear at the bottom, numbers are right-aligned, text is left-aligned, and logical values are centered in cells.

You can apply the most common horizontal alignment options by selecting the cell or range of cells and then using the alignment buttons on the Formatting toolbar.

Microsoft Office Excel: Left, Center and Right alignment buttons Left, Center & Right Alignment buttons

You can also use the Format Cells dialog box to change the vertical as well as the horizontal alignment of the content in the cells.

Vertical alignment is only noticeable once you make the rows taller.

Microsoft Office Excel: Horizontal & Vertical Alignment example

To use the Format Cells dialog box, follow these steps:

1. Select the cell or range of cells to align.
2. Choose Format ► Cells from the menu bar, OR press Ctrl + 1.
3. Click the Alignment tab in the Format Cells dialog box.
  Microsoft Office Excel: Format Cells dialog box - Alignment tab
4. Choose the desired horizontal or vertical alignment option from the drop-down lists.
5. Click OK.
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