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How to alternate row color in an Excel Pivot Table?

It’s easy to alternate row color in a normal range with conditional formatting in Excel, but how could you alternate row color in an Excel pivot table? This article will show you the solution.

Alternate row color in an Excel Pivot Table


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arrow blue right bubbleAlternate row color in an Excel Pivot Table

Please follow below steps to alternate row color in an Excel pivot table.

1. Select any cell in the pivot table to activate the PivotTable Tools, and then check the Banded Rows option on the Design tab. See screenshot:

Now the pivot table rows are alternatively colored with gray.

2. Go ahead to specify the alternative color by selecting a style from the PivotTable Styles gallery on the Design tab. See screenshot:

Now rows in pivot table are alternatively colored with your custom color. See screenshot:


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    Katie S · 10 months ago
    This does not work in m pivot table. Any time I've ever done this, and I tried it again just now, it just changes all the cells to the same color of whichever is chosen.
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    J · 1 years ago
    Gracious. Thank you. This was such a pain in the rear.