Formatting elements: Column Width and Row Height (How to part 2)

Last week I talked about all the options for changing column widths and row heights, and explained how to do each one using the headers to manipulate the sizes. This week, as promised, I’m going to cover how to do the same things but through the menus instead. While I don’t normally go this in depth into alternate ways of doing things I think this topic deserves it. Not only is it something I use very frequently, some of the results are easier to achieve one way, and some another. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized there were details I was leaving out that could easily be confusing if neglected. So, here we go: how to change column width and row height, part 2. Continue reading Formatting elements: Column Width and Row Height (How to part 2)

Formatting elements: Column Width and Row Height (About aesthetics)

Last week I talked about changing column width and row height for readability purposes, and this week I’d like to look as the aesthetic possibilities in a little more depth. And, as you probably know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, most of the time aesthetic purposes can include non-critical readability issues, and ways to subconsiously convey information about the contents. A sort of graphical meta-data, if you will. Continue reading Formatting elements: Column Width and Row Height (About aesthetics)