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How to Align Text Vertically in Excel Cells 

Java Excel API is an open source java library to read, write and modify Excel spread sheets. This requires the library jxl-2.6.12.jar to be in classpath. The following example shows how to align text Vertically in Excel Spread sheet.

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Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  [email protected]
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.jexcelapi.write;


import jxl.Workbook;
import jxl.format.VerticalAlignment;
import jxl.write.Label;
import jxl.write.WritableCellFormat;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;
import jxl.write.WriteException;

public class CellVAlignmentTest {

   @param args
   @throws IOException 
   @throws IOException 
   @throws WriteException 
   @throws BiffException 
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows IOException, WriteException {
    //Creates a writable workbook with the given file name
    WritableWorkbook workbook = Workbook.createWorkbook(new File("C:/JXL/CellVAlignment.xls"));
    //Create sheet and add a label
    WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("My Sheet"0);
    //Set sheet defaults
    //width in chars
    //height of the row in 1/20ths of a point
      sheet.getSettings().setDefaultRowHeight(28 20);
    addCell(sheet, 11, VerticalAlignment.TOP);
    addCell(sheet, 12, VerticalAlignment.CENTRE);
    addCell(sheet, 13, VerticalAlignment.BOTTOM);
    //Writes out the data held in this workbook in Excel format
    //Close and free allocated memory 

  private static void addCell(WritableSheet sheet, 
      int col, int row, VerticalAlignment alignmentthrows WriteException {
    WritableCellFormat cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat();
    sheet.addCell(new Label(col, row, "abc", cellFormat));    

It gives the following output,


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