Comparison of Formatting
Available in Word and Excel

Type

 

MS Word 97/2000

MS Excel 97/2000

Font

     
 

font

Checkmark

Checkmark

 

font size

Checkmark

Checkmark

 

font style

Checkmark

Checkmark

 

font color

Checkmark

Checkmark

 

underline

Checkmark 
9 choices

Checkmark 
4 choices- different from Word: single, double, Single Accounting, Double accounting

 

character spacing = scale, spacing, position, kerning

Checkmark

X

 

animation

Checkmark

X

 

Normal font

X

Checkmark

Number formats

Checkmark

 
 

decimal places
separator
decimal symbol
currency symbol
color

X

10 predefined types like Currency, Percent, Scientific, Accounting, plus Custom

Effects

     
 

strikethrough

Checkmark

Checkmark

 

double strikethrough

Checkmark

X

 

superscript

Checkmark

Checkmark

 

subscript

Checkmark

Checkmark

 

shadow

Checkmark

X

 

outline

Checkmark

X

 

emboss

Checkmark

X

 

engrave

Checkmark

X

 

hidden

Checkmark

X

 

small caps

Checkmark

X

 

all caps

Checkmark

X

Styles

 

Paragraph and character

Cell

Indents

 

Checkmark

Left alignment only

Indents-special

 

Hanging and First Line

X

Bullets & Numbering

 

Checkmark

X

Alignment

horizontal

Checkmark

Checkmark 
in cell only

 

vertical

Checkmark 
in table cell only

Checkmark 
in cell only

Text Orientation

 

using Textbox or WordArt only

Top to bottom or Rotate by degrees

Shrink to Fit

 

document by 1 page

to specified number of pages wide and long;
to cell size

Format Painter

 

Checkmark

Checkmark 
whole cell only


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