The following are general guidelines for formatting your spreadsheets. However, usually your assignments will have specific formatting instructions. Always go by the specific formatting instructions when doing your homework.
· It usually makes sense to right-align (or possibly center) column headings that are above columns of numbers.
· It usually makes sense to left-align (or possibly center) column headings that are above columns of text.
· If column headings are wider than the data in the columns, turn on the "wrap text" feature for the heading cells.
· Column headings should usually be formatted differently than the data below them. The "Heading" Cell Styles are good choices for column headings.
· Printouts usually look better if they are centered horizontally on the page (i.e., make left and right margins equal).
· Printouts are usually easier to read if you do not print gridlines. However, use cell borders to group or separate different parts of your spreadsheet.
· Use landscape orientation to print if the worksheet is wider than it is tall. Use portrait orientation to print if the worksheet is taller than it is wide.
· When possible, print all columns on a single page (never have a single right-most column spill over onto a separate page).
· Always do a print preview before actually printing to verify that your worksheet looks the way you want it to look. Also check how many pages your printout will be before printing.