When you work with spreadsheets, it’s easy to forget that the text is actually part of your own personal style. A quick way to bring this idea to life is to use text effects. These are quick modifications that you can make to any string of text in Excel. Let’s learn how to add text effects in Microsoft Excel.
How to Add Text Effects in Excel
Text effects consist of a variety of design options. For example, you may want a bold italic effect applied to your font. Or, you may want a simple strikethrough or superscript to call attention to certain elements. All of these options – and many more – fall within the text effects that Excel can apply.
To get started adding text effects in Microsoft Excel, begin by clicking on a cell containing text to select it. This is telling Excel where you’ll be applying the effect of your choice.
Then, right-click on the cell and choose Format Cells. Excel will launch the Format Cells menu.
You’ll see several tabs across the top of the menu. The options you want will be found on the Font tab. Go ahead and click on it.
Here, you’ll see an array of menu options where you can specify text effects to add to the cell. For example, in the Font Style section, you can select the Bold Italic option. In the lower left, in the Effects area, you can check boxes for strikethrough, subscript, and more.
Each change that you make will be shown in the small Preview box. When you’ve finalized your new design, go ahead and click OK. Excel will automatically apply your new custom text effects to the selected cell.
As you can see, text effects in Excel are a great way to customize your spreadsheets and make them look more unique.