Formatting Data in a cell gives additional effect to the text. Additional effect includes changing the font style, font size, automatic wrapping, bold, underline, italic etc. The data in Calc can be formatted in several ways. Using formatting icons can be used.
Making the cell contents as bold, italics, underlined, changing font style, size, colour etc., comes under text formatting. All text formatting options are available as icons in Formatting toolbar learnt in OpenOffice Writer. Figure 7.39(a) Text Formatting Toolbar
Number formatting options are used to visually change the format of a numeric content. These formatting changes are only for visual as, it does not change its original value. For example, To display a number as currency form use Number format: Currency.
Number format: Currency will be used as shown Figure 7.39(b).