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How to stop/turn off auto fill color in Excel?

In Excel, if you fill color in the range cells more than twice continuously, and when you go on next cell by pressing Enter key, the cell will be auto filled with same color, too. Sometimes, the auto fill color is annoying for you. Now I tell you the method on stopping auto fill color in Excel.

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Stop auto fill color in Excel

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arrow blue right bubble Stop auto fill color in Excel

You need to go to Excel Options to uncheck an option to turn off auto fill color.

In Excel 2007/2010/2013

1. Launch Excel, and click Office button/File tab > Options. See screenshot:


2. Click Advanced in left pane, and uncheck Extend data range formats and formulas option.


3. Click OK to close dialog, then when you press Enter key to go to next cell, the color will not auto fill in the cell.

In Excel 2003.

1. Enable Excel, and click Tools > Options. See screenshot:


2. In the Options dialog, click Edit tab, uncheck Extend data range formats and formulas option.


3. Click OK to close dialog.

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    leed · 2 years ago
    Thanks for the page.... I hate it when Software pretends to be smart
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    Estevan · 2 years ago
    That was incredibly helpful! Thanks!!!