Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Setting Vertical Alignment.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 24, 2015)
Excel provides several different ways you can align information from top to bottom (vertically) within a cell. You set the alignment by first selecting the cells you want to format and then displaying the Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog box. (To display the dialog box, display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.) (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. The Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog box.
On the Alignment tab, use the Vertical drop-down list to make your selection. There are five different alignment options available:
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6261) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Setting Vertical Alignment.
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