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Specifying a Value for Column Width

Just how many way are there to adjust the width of a column? Let’s review:

Here’s how to do that last one:

  1. Select a column or columns.

  2. Select Column from the Format menu, then Width from the submenu (or right-click the selection and select Column Width from the shortcut menu).

  3. Enter a value in the Column Width dialog box. (Excel measures column width in characters. Twelve to fifteen characters equals about an inch in Arial 10, Excel’s default font.)

  4. Click OK.

(Posted 11/26/2000)