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MS Excel 2003: Align text to the top of the cell

This Excel tutorial explains how to align text to the top of the cell in Excel 2003 or older versions (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

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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