Select cells in Excel by value and color

Find cells based on your criteria

Using this simple tool for Excel you can find cells with the same data as well as cells containing formulas, comments, pictures, or conditional formats. You can also highlight unique entries and blank cells, select text values, numbers, or dates that meet certain criteria.

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  • Select cells by font or background color
  • Find repeated data
  • Select special cells
  • Highlight cells by value

With Select by Value & Color you will

  • Highlight all cells with the same value Select a cell of interest and have all other cells containing the same value highlighted.
  • Select cells with numbers and dates Find numerical values that are equal or not equal to, greater or less than the number you specify; within or out of a certain range; minimum, maximum or unique.
  • Find special cells Search for cells with constants or formulas that contain text, numbers, logical values, and errors.
  • Find cells with specific fill or font color Select all cells that have the same background or font color as the selected cell.
  • Highlight text cells Find text values that begin, end or contain particular characters; exactly equal or not equal to your text, unique data, and much more.
  • Select cells of a certain type Highlight all cells with comments, constants, formulas, objects, conditional formats, or blank cells.

How to find same data in Excel

Select all cells with the same background color
Select all cells with the same background color
Highlight all cells with the same font color
Highlight all cells with the same font color
Select all cells with the same data
Select all cells with the same data
Find cells that are greater than the specified number
Find cells that are greater than the specified number
Select cells containing formulas
Select cells containing formulas

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Frequently asked questions

What is Select by Value & Color and what do I need it for?

Select by Value & Color for Excel offers several tools to quickly highlight cells according to your criteria.

With the add-in you can:

  • Find cells by font color of the currently selected cell.
  • Highlight all cells with the same background color as the selected cell.
  • Find cells with the same data as the chosen cell.
  • Select cells containing comments, values, formulas, blanks, objects, conditional formats, or blank cells.

In addition, you can select numbers, dates, or text cells that are:

  • Greater or less than the specified value
  • Equal or not equal to a given value
  • Within or out of a certain range
  • Text strings beginning or ending with specific characters
  • Text containing or not containing specified characters
  • Maximum or minimum values
  • Unique data

How to find same data in Excel with this utility?

Select any cell that contains data you are looking for, and choose to select All Cells with the Same Value. The tool will highlight all the cells that contain the same data as in the selected cell.

Please find a more detailed description here.

I need to select all cells with numbers that are bigger than 100. How can I do this?

It can be done with the Select by Value option. Select your range and tick off Numbers. Choose Select cells that are greater, type 100 in the corresponding box, and click Select. All the cells that contain numbers that are greater than 100 will be highlighted.

Can I select all cells with conditional formatting?

For this use the Select Special Cells operation. Select a range and choose Select cells containing conditional formats. Click the Select button and see all cells in the current worksheet with conditional formatting highlighted.

How can I find cells that contain pictures in Excel?

The Select Special Cells option will help. Choose Select cells containing objects and all cells with pictures will be found.

Can the utility help me to find dates that fall into a certain range?

Yes, Select by Value offers such an opportunity. Select your range and run the add-in. Tick off Dates. Then choose Select cells that are in the range, definde the range,and click Select.

The same way you can find the dates that are out of your range and dates that are greater or less than specific dates.

Supported versions

Microsoft Excel

  • Excel included in ​Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
  • Excel 2019
  • Excel 2016
  • Excel 2013
  • Excel 2010
  • 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Note! Office Insider is not supported


  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Note! Windows insider is not supported
  • Note! Surface Pro X and Windows X are not supported

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