Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to shade every other column in Microsoft Excel?

If you shade columns or rows in Excel, the data in worksheets will be much easier to read. You may usually shade each column or rows manually one by one. However, it will be time-consuming for a big worksheet. So this article is going to talk about some tricks about how to shade every other column in Microsoft Excel quickly.

Shade every other column as follows:

Office Tab Enable Tabbed Editing and Browsing in Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier...
Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%
  • 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.

arrow blue right bubble Shade every other column in Excel with Conditional Formatting command


Using Conditional Formatting command can shade every other row or column in a selection of Microsoft Excel.

Step 1: Select the range in which you will shade every other column.

Step 2: After clicking the Home > Conditional Formatting > New rules…, it shows the New Formatting Rule dialog box.

Step 3: In New Formatting Rule dialog box, Select the Use a formula to determine which cells to format item in the Select a Rule Type section. See screen shot (Fig. 2).

Step 4: Enter =MOD(COLUMN(),2) in the Format values where this formula is true: box. See the following screenshot:


Step 5: After clicking the Format button in the New Formatting Rule dialog box, it displays Format Cells dialog box.

Step 6: In the Format Cells dialog box, select one background color, and click OK button to save settings. See screen shot:

Then every other column in the selection is shaded with selected background color.


arrow blue right bubble Shade every other column in Excel with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, its Alternate Row/Column Shading tool can help you shade every other column or row quickly and conveniently.

Kutools for Excel includes more than 300 handy Excel tools. Free to try with no limitation in 30 days. Get it Now.

Step 1: Select the range in which you will shade every other column.

Step 2: Click the Kutools >Format Tools> Alternate Row/Column Shading. See screen shot:

Step 3: In Alternate Row / Column Shading dialog box, check Columns option and enter 1 in Shade Every box, and Click OK. See screen shot:

Then every other column in the selection is shaded with preset color.

Note: The Alternate Row Shading tool presets shade color, and user can customize the shade color in the Alternate Row / Column Shading dialog box.

Kutools for Excel's Alternate Row/column Shading tool can quickly apply shading to alternate rows or columns for a range cells in a worksheet from using the Conditional Formatting and standard formatting to improve the readability of your worksheet in Excel. Click to know more…


Relative articles:


The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 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!
officetab bottom
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.