Applying a Style

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 23, 2016)

Once you have defined styles, you can apply them throughout your worksheet as you deem appropriate. Styles can be applied by following these steps:

  1. Select the cell or range of cells you want to format with the style.
  2. Choose Style from the Format menu. Excel displays the Style dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Style dialog box.

  4. Use the Style Name pull-down list to select the style you want applied to the cells you selected in step 1.
  5. Click on the OK button. The attributes for that style are applied to the selected cells.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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