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The Format menu contains commands for formatting selected cells, objects, and cell contents in your document.


Opens a sub-menu where you can choose text formatting commands.

Clear Direct Formatting

Removes direct formatting from the selection.


Allows you to specify a variety of formatting options and to apply attributes to the selected cells.


Sets the row height and hides or shows selected rows.


Sets the column width and hides or shows selected columns.


Sets the sheet name and hides or shows selected sheets.

Merge and Unmerge Cells

You can select a range of cells, then merge them into a single cell. Conversely, you can take a previously merged cell and divide it back into individual cells.

Page Style

Opens a dialogue box in which you can define the appearance of all pages in your document.

Manages print ranges. Only cells within the print ranges will be printed.


Changes the font and the font formatting for the selected characters.


Modifies the format of the current paragraph, such as indents and alignment.


Use this command to apply an AutoFormat to a selected sheet area or to define your own AutoFormats.

Conditional Formatting

Use Conditional Formatting to define range-based conditions that determine which cell style will be applied to each cell in a given range based on its contents.


Shows anchoring options for the selected object.

Align Objects

Aligns selected objects with respect to one another.

Alignment (Text Objects)

Set the alignment options for the current selection.


Changes the stacking order of the selected object(s).


Flips the selected object horizontally, or vertically.


Groups keep together selected objects, so that they can be moved or formatted as a single object.


Opens a sub-menu to edit the properties of the selected object.


Opens a dialogue box for editing the properties of a selected control.


In this dialogue box you can specify, among others, the data source and the events for the whole form.