Create Excel Files With Text Aligned Horizontally In PHP Using PHPSpreadSheet

| July 26, 2020 | 1,850 views | PhpSpreadsheet

Set the horizontal alignment of a cell data by coding it’s styling position to the left, to the right, or in the center, these can all be done with the PhpSpreadsheet setHorizontal() function.


  • Composer
  • PHP 7.2 or newer

Step 1.

Setup dependencies.

    "require": {
        "phpoffice/phpspreadsheet": "^1.3"

Step 2.

Install phpspreadsheet.

$ composer install

Step 3.

Create a new PHP file, and start coding.


// Autoload dependencies
require 'vendor/autoload.php';

// Import the core class of PhpSpreadsheet
use PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Spreadsheet;

// Import the Xlsx writer class
use PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Writer\Xlsx;

// Create a new Spreadsheet object
$spreadsheet = new Spreadsheet();

// Retrieve the current active worksheet
$sheet = $spreadsheet->getActiveSheet();

// Set cell A1 with the "Hello World !" string value
$sheet->setCellValue('A1', 'Hello World !');

// Set A1 horizontal alignment to right

// Write a new .xlsx file
$writer = new Xlsx($spreadsheet);

// Save the new .xlsx file


Run the following codes.

$ php create-xlsx-files-with-text-aligned-horizontally.php


Open the generated file create-xlsx-files-with-text-aligned-horizontally.xlsx.

// Set A1 horizontal alignment to right




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