How to half shade cell in Excel?
As you know, shading a cell is very easy for you in Excel. But do you have any idea to only shade half of a cell or diagonally shade the cell as shown as below screenshot? Excel has no direct way to solve this problem. But I can tell you a compromise to diagonally shade or half shade a cell in Excel.
In Excel, you cannot only shade half of a cell, but you can use the shape to solve it.
1. Click Insert > Shapes, and select Right Triangle from the Basic Shapes section in the list. See screenshot:
2. Then draw the Right Triangle in the cell you want to diagonally shade and adjust its size to match with the cell. See screenshot:
Tip: If this direction is not what your need, you can click at the shape to show the Format tab in the Ribbon, and click Format > Rotate, and select the rotation you need from the drop down list.
3. And right click at the Right Triangle, select Format Shape from the context menu. See screenshot:
4. In the Format Shape dialog (or Format Shape pane in Excel 2013), do follow operations:
(1) Click Fill tab, and check Solid fill option and select the color you need from the Color list. See screenshot:
(2) Click Line Color tab, and check No line option. See screenshot:
5. Click Close to exit the dialog. Now you can see the cell is half shaded with the color you specified.
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