Color Code Your Google Sheets with a Checkbox
I like to joke that the greatest invention of my lifetime is checkboxes in Google Sheets. They are SO EASY! Use the Insert menu and choose checkbox. Boom! Now when you check that checkbox, you want something to happen. How about cells light up?!
Highlight Range of Cells
Insert some checkboxes into your Google Sheets spreadsheet and then highlight the cells you want to format when the checkbox is checked.
Go to the Format menu and choose “Conditional Formatting.”
In the sidebar for conditional format rules change the format rules to “Custom formula is.”
The custom formula starts with an equals sign. The statement to check for is A2 = true … assuming that A2 contains the checkbox. Notice this is a DOUBLE equals sign.