Numbers - The Format Bar

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The Format Bar

Use the format bar, displayed below the toolbar, to quickly change the appearance of
tables, charts, text, and other elements in your spreadsheet.

The controls in the format bar vary with the object selected. To see a description of
what a format bar control does, hold the pointer over it.

Here’s what the format bar looks like when a table or table cell is selected:

Arrange text in table cells.

Format cell borders.

Add background

color to a cell.

Format cell values.

Manage headers

and footers.

Show or hide a table’s name.

Format text in

table cells.

To show and hide the format bar:
Choose View > Show Format Bar or View > Hide Format Bar.