Format in Excel 2016 2013 2007 2003

Adding a header and footer to the worksheet

Headers and footers are widely used in the Microsoft Word document, but you should know that Excel has headers and footers too.

Check data entry for invalid entries

You can greatly reduce data-entry problems in your workbooks by making Excel check entries before entering them in specific cells. To do so, you need to define restrictions and data-validation rules for those cells.

Adding and removing page breaks

On printing worksheet you might not be satisfied with the current pagination, so you might need to insert or remove manual page break.

Removing excess spaces and nonprinting characters

Often, data imported into an Excel worksheet contains excess spaces or strange (often unprintable) characters. There are two handy functions TRIM and CLEAN to cleanup such data.

How to enter a new line on a cell

If you have lengthy text in a cell, you can force Excel to display it in multiple lines within the cell.