Color Rows According to Criteria in Microsoft Excel

You can use coloring to isolate data in lists and to differentiate between various types of data.

Make sure the list is set to AutoFilter.

  • Filter the year 1996 according to the following criterion – from the drop-down list for the Year field, select 1996.

  • Select a cell in the list of data – press Ctrl+* (select the current region).

  • From the Formatting toolbar, select Fill Color, and then select any color.

  • Filter the year 1997 according to the following criterion – from the drop-down list for the Year field, select 1997.

  • Select a cell in the data list, and press Ctrl+* (select the current region).

  • From the Formatting toolbar, select Fill Color, and then select a different color from the one you selected before.

  • Turn off AutoFilter.

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