Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

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


arrow blue right bubble 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:

2.1 Select 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 =MOD(COLUMN(),2)=0.

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.


arrow blue right bubble 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:


arrow blue right bubble Apply banded rows or columns with Kutools for Excel

With the 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 : with more than 300 handy Excel add-ins, free to try with no limitation in 60 days. 

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:

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Recommended Productivity Tools for Excel

kte tab 201905

Kutools for Excel Helps You Always Finish Work Ahead of Time, and Stand Out From Crowd

  • More than 300 powerful advanced features, designed for 1500 work scenarios, increasing productivity by 70%, give you more time to take care of family and enjoy life.
  • No longer need memorizing formulas and VBA codes, give your brain a rest from now on.
  • Become an Excel expert in 3 minutes, Complicated and repeated operations can be done in seconds, 
  • Reduce thousands of keyboard & mouse operations every day, say goodbye to occupational diseases now.
  • 110,000 highly effective people and 300+ world-renowned companies' choice.
  • 60-day full features free trial. 60-day money back guarantees. 2 years of free upgrade and support.

Brings Tabbed Browsing and Editing to Microsoft Office, Far More Powerful Than The Browser's Tabs

  • Office Tab is designed for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Other Office Applications: Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.