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MS Excel 2003: Center text across multiple cells

This Excel tutorial explains how to center text across multiple cells in Excel 2003 and older versions (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

Question: I want to center text across multiple cells in Microsoft Excel 2003/XP/2000/97 but I don't want to have to merge the cells. How can I do this?

Answer: Select the cells that you wish to center the text across.

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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. Click on "Center Across Selection" in the drop-down box called Horizontal.

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Now when you return to your spreadsheet, you should see the text centered across the cells that you selected.

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