Why is default Vertical Cell Alignment "bottom?"


L

Laya

There is a ton out there on how to change the vertical cell alginment default
"bottom" but there is not one explanation as to why "bottom" is the default
to begin with?? I would really like to know if there is a reason why the
default is not "top?"

Thanks.
 
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L

Laya

I know many people have complained about this and that it is personal
preference, but it looks funny when you have a small amount of information in
1 cell and more in another. I figure there must be a reason since people
have been complaining about it for years. I still want to know why Microsoft
has it set this way.

Thanks.
 
T

T. Valko

A piece of tablet paper has lines running across it. When you write
something on a line do you write at the top, middle or bottom of the line?

Don't you think that it makes sense to do the same thing in a spreadsheet
which is just like a sheet a tablet paper?
 
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Hi Bill,

True paper does have horizontal lines across. But a spreadsheet is not a piece of paper (we use Word for that). Excel is a table and every table I ever wrote manually had lines around the areas in which I wanted to write - and I'd start writing at the top of the box (otherwise I'd quickly run out of room).

Microsofts default is counter-intuitive.

Regards

Peter
 
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