How to highlight non-blank cells in Excel?
If you have a large number of data in a worksheet which populated with some blank cells, and you want to highlight all the cells which have data and ignoring the blank cells, how could you do in Excel?
Conditional Formatting is a powerful feature in Excel, with it, we can quickly highlight all non-blank cells at once.
1. Select the data range that you want to highlight the cells with content.
2. Click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule, see screenshot:
3. In the New Formatting Rule dialog, please click Use a formula to determine which cells to format from the Select a Rule Type list box, and then enter this formula =NOT(ISBLANK(A1)) into the Format values where this formula is true text box, see screenshot:
4. And then click Format button, in the popped out Format Cells dialog, choose one color you like under the Fill tab, see screenshot:
5. Then click OK > OK to close the dialogs, and now, you can see all the cells which contain data have been highlighted at once. See screenshot:
Note: The Conditional Formatting tool is a dynamic function, the fill color will be updated automatically by deleting or inserting data.
After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:
1. Select the range of cells that you want to select only data cells, and then, click Kutools > Select > Select Nonblank Cells, see screenshot:
2. And then, all data cells will be selected at once, and a dialog box will pop out to remind you how many non blank cells are selected, see screenshot:
3. And then, you can fill the selected cells with font or background color as you need, see screenshot:
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