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You have probably noticed that column headings (the ones you enter) are often wider than the data in the column. This means that the printout may be wider than necessary, or even wider than what can fit on a single piece of paper.
One way to solve this is to change the orientation of your headings, so they are sideways. The following steps will do the trick:
Figure 1. The Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog box.
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