How to Center Horizontally in Excel 2013

You have probably noticed that the information that you enter into Microsoft Excel is typically aligned to the left if it is text, or it is aligned to the right if it is a number.

But you have control over the way that your data is horizontally aligned within your cells, and you can elect to center your cell data.

Our tutorial below will show you where the center button is located so that you can use it in the future to center cell data whenever you need.

Center Cell Data Horizontally in Microsoft Excel 2013

The steps in this article will assume that you have already created a spreadsheet containing cell data that you want to center.

We will show you how to use the Center button in the navigational ribbon, but you can also center data in a selected cell by pressing Alt + H, then A, then C on your keyboard.

Step 1: Open your spreadsheet in Excel 2013.

Step 2: Select the cell containing data that you wish to center horizontally. Note that you can select multiple cells to center the data in each of those cells as well

select the cell that you want to center

Step 3: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the Home tab

Step 4: Click the Center button in the Alignment section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

click the center button

Now that you know how to center horizontally in Excel 2013, you can use this formatting option to put your data in the middle of the cells in your spreadsheet.

You can use a similar method to center data vertically instead. Click here to learn how.

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