How can I apply a
monospace font to a Google Spreadsheet cell or column? This capability is easy in Excel, Gnumeric, Libreoffice or other desktop spreadsheeets. As of this writing, there's no font setting menu for cells in Google Sheets, and nothing on any context menu.
Why? I've got a series of part numbers to line up. These line up poorly in a regular font:
And nicely in a fixed width font:
For a similar question about vertical aligment of numbers see How do I decimal-align numbers in Google Sheets