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Center text across multiple columns

You can make a worksheet more visually appealing and easier to read by centering text across multiple columns. Often you do this by merging and centering the merged cells, but it is not the only option.

Splitting text strings without using formulas

If you want to paste text in your worksheet, you can use Excel's Convert Text to Columns Wizard.

How to protect spreadsheets

You can significantly reduce the number of errors in data entry in Excel by protecting changes of specific spreadsheets (worksheets) and cells.

Protecting spreadsheet elements

Working with large and complex Excel workbooks, especially when entering large amounts of data, no one is protected from accidental changes in formulas, formats and other spreadsheet elements. But you can protect yourself from too much work on finding and eliminating such errors by protecting the individual spreadsheet elements.

Adding a background image to the spreadsheet

You can make your Excel spreadsheets more appealing by choosing graphics file to serve as a background for a spreadsheet similar to the wallpaper that you may display on your Windows desktop.

Combining text and formatted values

The Excel TEXT function enables you to specify numbers and date format.

Custom cell format

Excel includes a variety of built-in formats that cover general, numeric, currency, percentage, exponential, date, time, and custom numeric formats. You can also design your own custom formats based on one of the built-in formats.

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.

Making a spreadsheet very hidden

Using the Hide command you can hide the data and formulas from "inquisitive minds". But some of them still can use Unhide command. Nevertheless you can completely hide Excel spreadsheet so that it will be needed some VBA programming to unhide it.

Allow specific users to edit ranges in a protected spreadsheet

Excel offers you an ability to assign user-level permissions to different areas on a protected spreadsheet. You can specify which users can edit a particular range while the spreadsheet is protected. As an option, you can require a password to make changes.