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MS Excel: Align text to the top of the cell in Microsoft Excel 2003/XP/2000/97

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Question: When I increase the size of a row, the text seems to align itself to the bottom of the cell and there is a blank space at the top of the cell. How can I get the text to align itself to the top of the cell in Microsoft Excel 2003/XP/2000/97?

Answer: Select the cells that you wish to align.

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Right-click and then select "Format Cells" from the popup menu.

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When the Format Cells window appears, select the Alignment tab. Then select "Top" in the drop-down box called Vertical.

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Now when you return to your spreadsheet, the cells that you've selected should be aligned to the top, as follows:

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