How to highlight precedent or dependent cells in Excel?
When creating formulas in Excel, it’s common to refer cells within formulas. But do you know how to quickly find out and highlight the precedent or dependent cells of formulas? This article will show you an easy way!
- Reuse Anything: Add the most used or complex formulas, charts and anything else to your favorites, and quickly reuse them in the future.
- More than 20 text features: Extract Number from Text String; Extract or Remove Part of Texts; Convert Numbers and Currencies to English Words.
- Merge Tools: Multiple Workbooks and Sheets into One; Merge Multiple Cells/Rows/Columns Without Losing Data; Merge Duplicate Rows and Sum.
- Split Tools: Split Data into Multiple Sheets Based on Value; One Workbook to Multiple Excel, PDF or CSV Files; One Column to Multiple Columns.
- Paste Skipping Hidden/Filtered Rows; Count And Sum by Background Color; Send Personalized Emails to Multiple Recipients in Bulk.
- Super Filter: Create advanced filter schemes and apply to any sheets; Sort by week, day, frequency and more; Filter by bold, formulas, comment...
- More than 300 powerful features; Works with Office 2007-2019 and 365; Supports all languages; Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization.
To highlight all precedent or dependent cells in the specified range, please do as follows:
1. Select the specified range you will highlight all precedent or dependent cells, and press F5 key to open the Go To dialog box.
2. In the Go To dialog box, please click the Special button. See screenshot:
3. In the Go To Special dialog box, please check the Precedents option, and click the OK button. See screenshot:
4. Now all precedent cells are selected. Please go ahead to click Home > Fill Color, and then select a fill color from the drop-down list. See screenshot:
Now all precedent cells in the selection are highlighted manually. See screenshot:
Note: If you need to highlight all dependent cells, please check the Dependents option and click the OK button in the Go To Special dialog box. See screenshot:
Go ahead to choose a fill color, and you will see all dependent cells are highlighted in the selection. See screenshot:
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 months agoThanks for this topic. Could it be possible to highlight precedents from another sheet as well ? Thank you fro your help.