LibreOffice-Suite-Calc-6.3/C2/Formatting-Data--in-Calc/English-timed

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TIME NARRATION
00:01 Welcome to the spoken tutorial on Formatting Data in Calc.
00:07 In this tutorial, we will learn to:
00:11 Format cell borders and cell background colors.
00:16 Format multiple lines of text using Automatic Wrapping.
00:22 Merge cells.
00:25 Shrink the text to fit inside the cell.
00:29 This tutorial is recorded using

Ubuntu Linux OS version 18.04 and LibreOffice Suite version 6.3.5

00:42 First let us learn about formatting cell borders in Calc.
00:47 Open our Personal-Finance-Tracker.ods file.
00:52 Formatting of borders can be done on a particular cell or a block of cells.
00:59 Select the cells, A2 to G2 by holding the left mouse button.
01:06 Then go to the Formatting toolbar and select the Borders icon.
01:12 If you have resized your LibreOffice window, some of the icons may not be visible.
01:18 In that case, click on the double arrow icon at the end of the toolbars to see the hidden icons.
01:27 Click on the Borders icon.
01:30 A drop-down box opens up containing several border styles.
01:35 Click on any one of the styles you wish to apply on the borders.

I will select the last option.

01:45 Now click anywhere on the spreadsheet to deselect the cells.
01:51 Notice that the cell borders are formatted according to the selected border style.
01:58 Let us undo this change by pressing Ctrl+Z keys.
02:03 We can also do the same thing using the Format cells dialog box.
02:09 Right-click on the selected cells and choose Format Cells option.
02:15 Or press Ctrl+1 keys on the keyboard.
02:20 Either way, the Format Cells dialog box opens up.

Now go to the Borders tab.

02:29 We see the options for Line arrangement, Line, Padding and Shadow style.
02:38 One can change any of these as per our preference.
02:43 In the Line Arrangement section, we can see a small preview window named: User-defined.
02:51 Under Presets, I will click on the third option.
02:56 You can see that it gets reflected in the preview window.
03:01 I will also change the Style, Width and Color from the Line section, as shown.
03:09 From the style drop-down, I will select the dotted lines.
03:15 I will set the width as 2.00 pt. and select the color as Red.
03:24 Observe the changes in the preview window.
03:28 Next, go to the Padding section.
03:32 Observe that all the values are the same.
03:36 If we try to change the padding value of any one of the sides, all of them get changed.
03:44 This is because the Synchronize option is checked.
03:49 If we wish to set different values for each side.
03:53 Then the Synchronize option needs to be unchecked.
03:58 Let’s uncheck the Synchronize option.
04:02 I will set the padding value for Top and Bottom margins to 1.5 mm.
04:11 And the Left and Right margins to 1 mm.
04:16 You can explore the various Shadow styles on your own later.
04:21 Click on the OK button at the bottom.
04:25 Now click anywhere on the spreadsheet to deselect the cells.
04:30 Notice that our chosen border style is now applied to all the selected cells.
04:37 In our earlier tutorial, we had set one of the default styles to the headings.
04:43 Now let us set some other colors to the headings, using the Background Color option.
04:50 Now select the cells A1 to G1 by holding the left mouse button.
04:57 Then go to the Formatting toolbar and select the drop-down next to the Background Color icon.
05:05 The Background Color popup menu opens up.
05:09 Select the color you wish to apply as a background to the cells.

I will click on the color Orange.

05:18 Observe the change.
05:21 Now the background color for the headings is set to Orange.
05:26 Calc provides various options for formatting multiple lines of text.
05:33 One of them is Automatic Wrapping.
05:36 It allows a user to type multiple lines of text into a single cell. Let us try this.
05:46 Right-click on cell B9 and select Format Cells option.
05:53 Then go to the Alignment tab.
05:57 Under the Properties section, check the Wrap text automatically option.

Then click on the OK button at the bottom.

06:09 Now type the following text in cell B9.
06:14 This is a personal Finance Tracker. It is very useful”.

And press Enter.

06:23 We see that the multiple statements get wrapped into the same cell.
06:30 Undo these changes by pressing Ctrl+Z keys.
06:36 Next we will learn how to merge cells in Calc.
06:41 First click on the cell with value 1 under the heading SN.
06:47 Now hold down the Shift key on the keyboard and click on the cell which has the word Salary.
06:55 The selected cells get highlighted.
06:58 Click on the Merge and centre cells icon in the Formatting bar.
07:06 Merge Cells dialog box opens up.
07:10 Here three options for merging the cells are displayed along with a preview.

We can select any one as per our preference.

07:22 I want to move the contents of both the cells into a single cell.
07:28 So, I will select the Move the content of hidden cells into the first cell radio button.
07:36 Then click on the OK button at the bottom of the dialog box.
07:42 Observe that the selected cells and their values are merged together.
07:48 Alternatively, we can merge cells by clicking on the Format menu in the menu bar.
07:55 From the sub-menu, go to Merge Cells and select any one preferred option.

Explore these on your own later.

08:06 Undo these changes by pressing Ctrl+Z keys.
08:12 Next we will learn how to shrink text to fit into a cell.
08:18 The font size of the data in a cell can be automatically adjusted to fit the data into the cell.

Let us learn how to do it.

08:30 First type the following text in cell B10 - This is for the month of June”. Then press Enter.
08:41 In order to shrink the text so that it fits, right-click on cell B10.
08:48 Then select the option Format Cells.
08:53 Format cells dialog box opens up.
08:57 Go to the Alignment tab.
09:00 Under the Properties section, click on the Shrink to fit cell size check-box.
09:07 Then click on the OK button at the bottom of the dialog box.
09:13 Observe that, the entire text inside the cell shrinks and fits within the cell.
09:20 It adjusts itself by decreasing its font size so that the text fits into the cell.
09:28 Undo the changes by pressing Ctrl+Z keys together.
09:35 Then save and close the file.
09:40 This brings us to the end of this tutorial, let us summarize.
09:45 In this tutorial, we learnt to:
09:49 Format cell borders and cell background colors.
09:54 Format multiple lines of text using Automatic Wrapping.
09:59 Merge cells and
10:01 Shrink the text to fit inside the cell.
10:06 As an assignment:

Open “spreadsheet-practice.ods” sheet.

10:12 Select all the headings.
10:15 Give Grey background color to the headings.
10:19 Using “Automatic Wrapping” type the text in cell A10 - “This is a Department Spreadsheet”.
10:27 Shrink this text to fit inside cell A11.
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