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How to Change Character Spacing in Excel

There are a few ways to change character spacing in Excel. One way is to use the Font dialog box. To do this, select the cells that you want to format. Then, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the Font dialog box launcher.

In the Font dialog box, under Character Spacing, select a spacing option:

  • Normal - The default character spacing.
  • Condensed - Characters are closer together.
  • Expanded - Characters are further apart.

You can also enter a number to specify how much space you want between characters. The number represents a percentage of the current character width. For example, if you enter 2, the character spacing is increased by 200%.

Note: This option is available only under Windows operating systems.

Another way to change character spacing is to use the Format Cells dialog box. To do this, select the cells that you want to format. Then, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click Format Cells.

In the Format Cells dialog box, under Effects, do one or both of the following:

  • Strikethrough:
To add or remove strikethrough from selected text, click Strikethrough.
  • Double Strikethrough:
To add or remove double strikethrough from selected text, click Double Strikethrough.
  • Overline::
  1. To add or remove overline from selected text, click Overline.
  • Subscript and Superscript::
  1. To format selected text as subscript or superscript , click Subscript or Superscript.
  • Text Effects and Text Background Color : :

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