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How to Center Across Selection in Google Sheets (2024 Update)

May 8, 2024

How to Center Across Selection in Google Sheets

Follow the steps below to center across selection in Google Sheets. 

1. Highlight the Row Cells for Centering

Click and drag to highlight the cells you want to center text across. Make sure these cells are in the same row.

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2. Use Format Menu to Merge and Center Text in Selected Cells

Click on the 'Format' tab in the top menu bar. Hover over 'Merge cells' and select 'Merge horizontally' from the options.

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Select the center icon in the text alignment menu. This merges your selected cells and centers the text across them.

3. Edit Text in Merged Cells to Suit Your Needs

Check the content in the merged cells. If there were different text entries, only the text from the upper-left cell will remain. Edit or add text as necessary.

4. Inspect and Adjust the Centered Text as Required

Finally, review the changes to ensure the text is centered as desired. Use the undo or redo buttons in the toolbar for any adjustments.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to center across selection in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to track changes in Google Sheets or our article on how to recover deleted Google Sheets.

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