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Excel Guide

How to Merge and Center Cells in Excel

Merging and centering cells in Excel can be useful for formatting and improving the presentation of your data. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to merge cells horizontally and vertically.

Merging Cells Horizontally:

  1. Select the cells you want to merge. Hold down the CTRL key to select non-adjacent cells.
  2. Go to the "Home" tab on the ribbon.
  3. In the "Alignment" group, click on the "Merge and Center" button.
  4. Note: If the "Merge and Center" button is not available, ensure that the cells are not in a table and that they are adjacent to each other.

Merging Cells Vertically:

  1. Select the cells you want to merge. Hold down the CTRL key to select non-adjacent cells.
  2. Go to the "Home" tab on the ribbon.
  3. In the "Alignment" group, click on the "Merge and Center" button.
  4. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the "Merge and Center" button.
  5. Choose either "Merge Across" or "Merge Vertically" based on your preference.
  6. Note: If the "Merge and Center" button is not available, ensure that the cells are not in a table and that they are adjacent to each other.

Merging Cells in a Table:

  1. Select the cells you want to merge. Hold down the CTRL key to select non-adjacent cells.
  2. Go to the "Layout" tab on the ribbon.
  3. In the "Merge" group, click on the "Merge Cells" button.
  4. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the "Merge Cells" button.
  5. Choose either "Merge Across" or "Merge Vertically" based on your preference.
  6. Note: The "Merge Cells" command is not available if the cells are not in a table.

Merging cells in Excel can help create a cleaner and more organized appearance for your data. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask!