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Wrapping Text: Sometimes the titles of columns or data entered in rows and columns is long and make the column extend beyond an inch or two. You can “wrap” the text so that all columns are about the same width if you like. Wrapping text is accomplished by (1) selecting (highlighting) by placing the cursor over the cell you want to have wrapped text, over the letter of the column you want to wrap text, or over the row number that you want to wrap text and then left clicking; and then (2) selecting the appropriate symbol from the ribbon in Excel and Google Spreadsheet by moving the cursor over that symbol and left clicking. Below is a picture of the symbols used in Excel and in Google Spreadsheet. Place your cursor over the symbol you want, left click on the symbol and the data cell you have selected will be wrapped. Below is also a picture of the label row (row 1) not wrapped (in Google Spreadsheet) followed by the labels wrapped (in Excel). Note that the first row has been wrapped and also column B. Note also that when the column is too narrow for numerical data, the pound symbol “#” will appear. If you make the column wider by placing your cursor in the line between the two letters of the columns or two numbers for rows a line with double arrows (pointing right and left for column width and up and down for row height) will appear. While you can see the line with double arrows left click and hold until the row or column is the right height or width. When you have the width or height to correctly display your data release your hold on the mouse and the new height or width will be displayed and held.

Non-wrapped text in the headings or row 1 of a google spreadsheet with the wrap test symbol highlighted in blue.

Wrapped text in the headers (row 1) and wrapped text in column B of a Excel spreadsheet. Note that the timestamp is indicated by a pound symbol in the Excel spreadsheet rather than in numeric characters as in the Google Spreadsheet. This indicated that the column is too narrow for proper display.

All other elements of displaying a spreadsheet can be done in a similar manner. You could use the same technique to center data, center column headings, right justify numeric data, change type or size of type, change number format.

Other Important functions of spreadsheets: Two other functions that would be good to present here are the formula function and the absolute value function. These two functions will be used throughout the semester. Any time you are indicating to the spreadsheet that you have a formula for the computer to compute you must start with an “=” equal sign . If you type in 1 + 1 into an empty spreadsheet cell, it will keep the 1 + 1 in that cell. If you type in =1+1 into an empty cell, it will produce 2. Try it, the main point here is a formula for the spreadsheet must start with an “=” equal sign. I could also pick the cell addresses of two or more cells and write =h2+h5 into an empty cell (for instance cell K2 on our sample spreadsheet, this would add the contents of cell h2 and h5. In our example spreadsheet that would add 124 + 95 which would equal 215.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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