How to Align Cell Text in Snow Leopard’s Numbers Application

By Mark L. Chambers

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:

1Select the cells, rows, or columns you want to format.

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

2Click the Inspector toolbar button.

This displays your alignment settings.

3Click 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.