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Excel Guide

How to Combine Two Cells in Excel: Step-by-Step Guide

Combining two cells in Excel is a common task, especially when you want to merge data from separate columns. Follow these steps for a straightforward guide on how to combine two cells.

Step 1: Select the Two Cells You Want to Combine

  • Click on the first cell.
  • Hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard.
  • Click on the second cell.
  • Both cells should now be highlighted.

Step 2: Click the "Merge & Center" Button

  • Navigate to the "Home" tab on the Excel ribbon.
  • Look for the "Alignment" section.
  • Find the "Merge & Center" button (depicted as two cells with an arrow).
  • Click on the "Merge & Center" button.

Step 3: Enter the Data You Want in the Combined Cell

  • Now that the two cells are combined, click on the merged cell.
  • Start typing the data you want in the combined cell.
  • The new data will replace any existing data in the selected cells.

Step 4: Format the Combined Cell

  • To format the combined cell, select the cell.
  • Go to the "Home" tab on the Excel ribbon.
  • Use the options in the "Font" section to center the data, change the font, or adjust the font size.
  • Make any desired formatting changes.

Additional Tips:

  • If you want to combine cells without centering the content, you can use the "&" operator in a formula. For example, if A1 contains "John" and A2 contains "Doe," you can use the formula =A1&" "&A2 in another cell to combine them with a space in between.
  • The "Merge & Center" button is useful for visual presentation, but keep in mind that it can cause issues if you later want to reference the individual cells in formulas.

By following these steps, you can easily combine two cells in Excel and format the combined cell according to your preferences.