Hey there, fellow spreadsheet lovers! Are you tired of scrolling side to side to compare two columns in Google Sheets? Me too. Luckily, there's an easy solution: merging those two columns into one. In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the steps to do just that.
Let's say you have a sheet with two columns, one containing first names and another containing last names. To merge these two columns into a full name column, first, you need to select the two columns you want to merge. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on each header to select both columns.
Once the columns are selected, go to the menu bar and click on Format, then select Merge Cells. This tool will merge the cells in the selected columns into one column.
If your sheet has data in other rows, confirm whether or not you want to overwrite those cells. If you do, select "Merge All" in the popup message. If not, select "Cancel".
Now that the columns are merged into one, the text might not be centered in the cell. You can center the text by selecting the merged column and clicking on the Center Align Text tool.
That's it! Your two columns are now merged into one, and you no longer need to go back and forth scrolling horizontally.
One of the benefits of merging cells is the ability to customize the text to make it look better and easier to read. Here are a few additional tips:
There you have it, folks! Merging cells in Google Sheets is a quick and easy way to combine two columns into one and make your spreadsheets more organized and easier to read. Whether you're creating a contact list, keeping track of expenses, or analyzing data, merging cells is a useful tool to have in your spreadsheet arsenal. So go ahead, give it a try, and let me know how it works for you.