How To Make Indent In Excel

Posted : admin On 8/29/2021

Explore paragraph dialog box options There are general, indentation, and spacing options available in the Paragraph dialog box options. At the bottom of the dialog box, you can see a Preview of how the options will look before you apply them. If you want to save the settings you chose as your default, select Set as Default. Select the text where you want to add a hanging indent. Go to Home Paragraph dialog launcher Indents and Spacing. Under Special, select Hanging. You can adjust the depth of the indent using the By field.

Excel allows us to collapse or expand an entire row, column, outline or group of data. In this tutorial, we will learn how to collapse multiple columns. We will also learn how to expand or collapse rows and outlines in Pivot table fields.

  • You will learn to give your data more visual structure by indenting content within a cell. Index to my other excel videos:
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  • I currently have a sheet in excel with an indented hierarchy of items as shown below. Each item is indented (four spaces per indent) to show how it fits into the overall hierarchy. I have been able to create a 'Level' column that translates the indentation level into a number.

Figure 1 – How to collapse cells

How to Collapse Rows within a Group

  • When we have a group in a Pivot table we wish to collapse, we will click on the (-) minus button at the side of the group’s bar to collapse the row.

Figure 2 – Collapsing cells

  • If we do not have a Pivot table, we can also collapse rows in Excel by selecting any cell in the group. Next, we will go to the Data Tab and select Hide detail in the Outline group.

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Display the Expand/Collapse buttons

  • We may not always find the minus or plus buttons turned on automatically. To display the expand/collapse buttons, we will go to the Pivot table Tools tab and click on the Analyze tab.
  • Next, we will click on the table +/- Buttons command to toggle the buttons on or off

Figure 4 – Display Expand/Collapse buttons

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How to Collapse or Expand the Entire Outline to a Specific Level

When we want to collapse or expand all groups at a particular level, we will click on the corresponding outline number at the top left corner of the worksheet. In our data, we have 3 outline levels.

Figure 5 – Collapse rows outline

  • When we want to collapse our outline to show only 2 outline levels, we will click on the number 2

Figure 6 – Collapsing rows outline

  • If we want to collapse further to 1 outline, we will click on the number 1.

Figure 7 – Collapsing rows outline

How to Uncollapse Rows

When we want to expand rows in a particular group, we will click on any cell and go to the Data Tab to select the Show Detail button found in the Outline group.

Figure 8 – How to expand all rows

How to Collapse Columns

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We do not collapse columns in Pivot Tables. However, we can collapse columns in Excel.

  • We will highlight Column B and C

Figure 9 – Collapsing columns

  • Next, we will click on Data and select Group

Figure 10 – How to collapse columns

  • We will find the collapse/expand sign beneath the formula bar
  • Now, we will click on the Minus sign (-) tocollapse columns

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Figure 11 – Collapse 2 columns

  • We can always click on the (+) at any time to expand or restore columns.

Figure 12 – Uncollapse columns

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