Merging and unmerging cells in Excel is helpful while organizing lists when creating titles/subtitles, or removing them. There are different types of merging in Excel and we would be discussing the type using the Merge/Unmerge tool here.
How to Merge and Unmerge cells in Excel
There are many ways of merging cells and columns in Excel. If you need to merge multiple cells without losing data, try merging cells in Excel using the Concatenate function.
The Merge and Unmerge tools delete data from any cell in the selection other than the top-left one. The primary use of this tool is to create a larger merged cell for writing titles and subtitles even before entering the actual data.
The option to Merge cells is at different positions across different Excel editors and different versions of MS Excel. Generally, you would find it on the homepage. As an example, we have considered an Excel online sheet in the example below.
The Merge and Center tool is present in the Alignment column in the Microsoft Excel online editor.
Let us assume, you need to merge the cells between selection C3, E3, E5, and C5.
Select the cells and click on the downward pointing arrow corresponding to Merge.
The following options will behave as mentioned:
1] Merge and Center: It will merge the cells in the selection and bring the text in the first cell to the center column and bottom-most row.
2] Merge across: It will merge the cells in the selection and bring the text in the first cell to the center column and the top-most row. In case of numbers, the number goes to the right-hand side.
3] Merge cells: It will merge the cells such that the larger cell acts as a single cell and the text will go where it would usually in a normal cell upon entering data.
4] Unmerge cells: It unmerges the selected cells.
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