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Other Formatting

Alignment

Alignment cycles include commonly used formats for horizontally and vertically aligning content within cells. Alignment cycles are normally triggered with a keyboard shortcut, and are also accessible from the Macabacus > Format > Alignment menu.

Alignment Cycles

Center Cycle

Cycle through horizontal centering styles.

Ctrl
Shift
C

Horizontal Cycle

Cycle through horizontal alignment styles.

Ctrl
Shift
H

Vertical Cycle

Cycle through vertical alignment styles.

Ctrl
Shift
V

Indentation

Left Indent Cycle

Increase the left indent of selected cells. Repeat the shortcut keystroke to increase the indent, up to the maximum indent specified on the Miscellaneous tab of the Application Settings dialog. When the maximum indent level is reached, the indent returns to zero upon the next shortcut keystroke.

Ctrl
Shift
I

Right Indent Cycle

Increase the right indent of selected cells. Repeat the shortcut keystroke to increase the indent, up to the maximum indent specified on the Miscellaneous tab of the Application Settings dialog. When the maximum indent level is reached, the indent returns to zero upon the next shortcut keystroke.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift
I

Fonts

Font Size

Font Size Cycle

Cycle the font of selected cells through customizable sizes by repeating the shortcut keystroke below. Font sizes within the cycle can be edited on the Styles tab in the Application Settings dialog, and are directly accessible from the Macabacus > Format > Font > Font Size menu.

Alt
Shift
G

Increase Font

Increase the font size of selected cells by one point. Continue increasing font size with successive shortcut keystrokes. The native increase font size operation in Excel applies a single font size to all cells in the selection, which can result in unexpected font size changes. Macabacus is smarter, incrementing font size for each cell in the selection, regardless of initial font size.

Ctrl
Shift
F

Increase Table Size

Increase cell font, height, and width proportionally. This differs from simply increasing font size in that cell width is adjusted automatically rather than fixed.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift
F

Decrease Font

Decrease the font size of selected cells by one point. Continue decreasing font size with successive shortcut keystrokes. The native decrease font size operation in Excel applies a single font size to all cells in the selection, which can result in unexpected font size changes. Macabacus is smarter, decrementing font size for each cell in the selection, regardless of initial font size.

Ctrl
Shift
G

Decrease Table Size

Decrease cell font, height, and width proportionally. This differs from simply decreasing font size in that cell width is adjusted automatically rather than fixed.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift
G

Font Style

Font Style Cycle

Cycle the font of selected cells through customizable styles (e.g., Arial, Georgia, Times New Roman) by repeating the shortcut keystroke below. Font styles within the cycle can be edited on the Styles tab in the Application Settings dialog, and are directly accessible from the Macabacus > Format > Font > Font Style menu.

Ctrl
Alt
O

Miscellaneous

Underline Cycle

Cycle through the four native underline styles (single, single accounting, double, and double accounting).

Ctrl
Shift
U

List Cycle

Cycle through ordered and unordered lists styles. Available list styles include discs, dashes, numbers, uppercase/lowercase letters, and uppercase/lowercase Roman numerals.

Ctrl
Alt
Shift
L

Sum Bar

Insert sum bars into selected cells. Repeat the shortcut keystroke to remove sum bars. Sum bars use the default border color (typically black), which can be customized. Sum bars help avoid inadvertently adding rows above a cell with a SUM formula without including the added rows in the sum.

Ctrl
Shift
M

Case Cycle

Cycle text in selected cells through sentence, title, upper, and lower case.

Alt
Shift
C

Leader Dots

Add leader dots to text in selected cells. Repeat the shortcut keystroke to remove the leader dots. Leader dots are sometimes used as a visual aid to help the reader align text labels at the left of a financial statement with the first number to the right.

Alt
Shift
L

Wrap Text

Toggle on/off text wrap in selected cells.

Ctrl
Shift
W

This documentation refers to Macabacus version 8.6.7, and may differ from the PDF documentation
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