6. Smart Formatting Tricks
In the previous chapter, you took a comprehensive tour of Excel's formatting fundamentals. But of course, just because the features exist doesn't mean they're easy to use. Digging through the different options and applying a full range of formatting settings can be a tedious task. Fortunately, Excel also includes a few timesavers that let you speed up many formatting jobs.
In this chapter, you'll try out the essential formatting techniques that every Excel guru loves. They include:
None of these tools are new to Excel 2007, but Microsoft has vastly improved the styles, themes, and conditional formatting features so they look better, do more, and are easier to use. Once you master these four timesavers, you'll have the secret to making great-looking worksheets.