by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 20, 2014)
When you first enter information into a spreadsheet cell, Sheets aligns that information based on the type of data you are entering. If you are entering text, the information is aligned toward the left of the cell. If you are entering a number, then it is aligned toward the right of the cell. Regardless of the data type, the information in a cell is, by default, aligned toward the bottom of the cell.
To change the alignment of the contents of a cell (or range of cells) there are two tools you need to be familiar with. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. Sheets provides two alignment tools on the toolbar.
The left-most alignment tool is Horizontal Align and the one next to it is Vertical Align. With your cells selected you can use either of these tools:
When you create a spreadsheet, it is common to place headings at the top of each column and the left of each row so you can ...Discover More
Need to know what the day of the week is? Sheets provides a handy function that can return a numeric value that represents ...Discover More
Named ranges can be a great boon in creating easily understandable formulas. Here's what they are an how to define them.Discover More