How to apply color banded rows or columns in Excel?
This article will show you three methods of applying color banded rows or columns in Excel. Please do as follows.
Apply banded rows or columns with Conditional Formatting Apply banded rows or columns with inserting Table Apply banded rows or columns with Kutools for Excel Apply banded rows or columns with Conditional Formatting
You can create a conditional formatting rule to apply banded rows or columns in Excel.
1. Select the range you want to apply banded rows or columns, then click
Conditional Formatting > New Rule under Home tab.
2. In the
New Formatting Rule dialog box, please do as follows:
Use a formula to determine which cells to format option in the Select a Rule Type box;
2.2 For applying banded rows, please enter formula
=MOD(ROW(),2)=0 into the Format values where this formula is true box;
For applying banded columns, please use this formula
2.3 Click the
Format button to specify a banded color as you need and then click the OK button;
2.4 Click the
OK button in the New Formatting Rule dialog box.
Then you can see the selected range is banded with specified background color as below screenshot shown.
Apply banded rows or columns with inserting Table
Besides the above method, you can apply banded rows or columns with inserting table in selected range.
1. Select the range you want to apply banded rows or columns to, then click
Insert > Table.
2. In the popping up
Create Table dialog box, click the OK button.
3. Then the
Design tab is displayed, if you want to apply color banded rows, please check the Banded Rows box in the Table Style Options group, otherwise, check the Banded Columns box. See screenshot: Apply banded rows or columns with Kutools for Excel
Alternate Row / Column Shading utility of Kutools for Excel, you can easily apply color banded rows or columns to specified range in Excel.
Kutools for Excel, please . download and install it firstly
1. Select the range you need to apply banded rows or columns to, then click
Kutools > Format > Alternate Row / Column Shading. See screenshot:
2. In the
Alternate Row / Column Shading dialog box, please do the following configurations:
2.1 Specify a banded color as you need in the
Shade color drop-down list;
2.2 Select the
Rows or Columns option in the Apply shading to section based on your needs;
2.3 In the
Shading method section, select Conditional formatting or Standard formatting option;
2.4 Enter the alternate number of the banded rows or columns in the
Shade every box;
2.5 Click the
OK button. See screenshot:
Now the selected range are color banded as below screenshot shown.
Note: For removing all conditional formatting or background shading, the Remove existing alternate row shading option can help you. See screenshot:
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