In earlier times, accounting was done manually. With the coming of computers and increased technological advancement, accounting is slowly transferring from manual to mechanical dependence. It saves a lot of time. Earlier, hours were spent on drawing the basic design of sheets and other financial instruments. But now, you have access to balance sheet templates, which have readymade categories and spaces for computing. Now, one just has to enter the amounts manually and all other things are done mechanically.
Alternately, you may select an entire row by moving your mouse to the left_most cell in a row. When the cursor changes to an arrow, click the mouse and the entire row will be selected. You may select an entire column by moving your mouse to the top_most cell in a column. When the mouse pointer changes to an arrow, click the column and all cells in it will be selected. Once the desired cells have been selected, you may apply formatting changes to your selections as desired.