Center text across multiple columns

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You can make a worksheet more visually appealing and more comfortable 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.
Center text across multiple columns example in Excel 2016

This feature is most useful when you have text in a cell that you use as a label or title for a range. By centering the text across the range, it makes it easier to see that the label or title applies to the entire range.

To center text across multiple columns, do the following:

   1.   Select a range that consists of the text and the cells across which you want to center this text.

Selected text and cells in Excel 2016

   2.   On the Home tab, in the Alignment group, click the dialog box launcher:

Alignment in Excel 2016

   3.   In the Format Cells dialog box, on the Alignment tab, click the Horizontal list and then select Center Across Selection in it:

Format Cells in Excel 2016

   4.   Click OK.

See also this tip in French: Centrer le texte sur plusieurs colonnes.

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