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In Mac OS X Snow Leopard you use the Numbers program to create spreadsheets. After you have data filled into the columns and cells, you can change the alignment of text in the selected cells. (The default alignment for text is flush left.) To change alignment, follow these steps:


Select the cells, rows, or columns you want to format.

You can use the scroll bars to move around in your spreadsheet.


Click the Inspector toolbar button.

This displays your alignment settings.


Click the corresponding alignment button to choose the type of formatting you want to apply.

You can choose from left, right, center, justified, and text left and numbers right. Text can also be aligned at the top, center, or bottom of a cell.

Do you need to set apart the contents of some cells? For example, you might need to create text headings for some columns and rows or to highlight the totals in a spreadsheet. To change the formatting of the data displayed within selected cells, select the cells, rows, or columns you want to format and then click the Font Family, Font Size, or Font Color buttons on the Format Bar.

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