Have color coded cells in a spreadsheet? How do you highlight all the cells of the same color? You could hold down the Control key and one by one click on each of the cells with the same color. This is obviously potentially tedious and you might miss one. I have created an Add-on Select the Cells to help you with how do you highlight cells of the same color.
AliceKeeler Select the Cells
AliceKeeler Select the Cells is a Google Sheets Add-on designed to help teachers select cells with a background color more efficiently. With this add-on, teachers can single-click on any cell in a range that has a background color and automatically select all the other cells in that range with the same color.
This add-on can be very useful for teachers who need to quickly identify and work with cells of a certain color, such as when grading student assignments or analyzing data. Rather than manually selecting each cell with the desired background color, teachers can save time by using this add-on to make the selection process more streamlined and efficient.
AliceKeeler Select the Cells is easy to use and can be installed directly from the Google Workspace Marketplace. Once installed, users can simply highlight the range of cells they want to work with and click on a single cell with the desired background color. The add-on will automatically select all the other cells in that range with the same color, making it easy for teachers to focus on the work they need to do without being slowed down by the manual selection process.
Install Select the Cells Add-on
Collects NO User Data. Collects NO PII. AliceKeeler Select the Cells simply will highlight the cells that match the selected cell color.
- Install AliceKeeler Select the Cell
- Single click on a cell in the spreadshet
- Use the Extensions menu to choose “AliceKeeler Select the Cell.”
- Choose “Highlight Cells.”
- Change the formatting all at once using the toolbar.
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How Do You Highlight Cells of the Same Color
To highlight cells of the same color in Google Sheets, follow these steps:
- Select the range of cells that you want to search for cells of the same color.
- Click on the “Format” menu at the top of the screen, then select “Conditional formatting”.
- In the “Conditional format rules” panel that appears on the right, click on the drop-down menu under “Format cells if” and select “Custom formula is”.
- In the “Value or formula” field, enter the following formula (replacing “A1” with the cell reference of the top-left cell in your selected range):
- Click on the paint bucket icon to the right of “Formatting style” and choose the highlight color you want to use.
- Click “Done” to close the dialog box and apply the formatting.
The cells that match the formatting condition (i.e., cells of the same color) will now be highlighted according to the formatting style you specified.
Changing the Background Color in Google Sheets
You can change the background color of a cell or range of cells in Google Sheets by following these steps:
- Select the cell or range of cells that you want to change the background color of.
- Then click on the “Fill color” button in the toolbar. Use the paint bucket icon.
- A color palette will appear. Select the color you want to use for the background by clicking on it.
- The background color of the selected cells will change to the color you chose.
If you want to remove the background color from a cell or range of cells, follow the same steps and choose the “No fill” option in the color palette.
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