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Setting Orientation of Cell Values in Excel

When working with data in Microsoft Excel, you may find yourself wanting to change the orientation of cell values. For example, you may want to rotate cell values so that they are horizontal instead of vertical. Or, you may want to change the alignment of cell values so that they are centered instead of left-aligned.

There are a few different ways that you can change the orientation or alignment of cell values in Excel. One way is to use the "Text Direction" button on the "Home" tab of the ribbon. You can find this button in the "Alignment" group. To use this button, first select the cells whose values you want to change. Then, click the "Text Direction" button and choose the desired orientation from the drop-down menu.

Another way to change the orientation or alignment of cell values is to use the "Format Cells" dialog box. To open this dialog box, select the cells whose values you want to change and then click the "Format" button on the "Home" tab of the ribbon (this button is also located in the "Alignment" group). In the "Format Cells" dialog box, select the "Alignment" tab. From here, you can use the various options in the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" sections to change how cell values are aligned or oriented.

One final way to change how cell values are aligned or oriented is to use a keyboard shortcut. To center cell values horizontally, select the cells and then press Ctrl+E on your keyboard. To center cell values vertically, select the cells and then press Ctrl+M on your keyboard. To align cell values to the left, select the cells and then press Ctrl+L on your keyboard. To align cell values to the right, select the cells and then press Ctrl+R on your keyboard.

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