Posts tagged "Conditional Formatting"

Excel conditional formatting Color Scales

Excel conditional formatting is all about visualizing data with colors. You may use contrasting colors to represent data categories or gradients to "map" data with some intrinsic order. When a certain pallet is used to visually represent data, it becomes a color scale. Continue reading

Data Bars in Excel: how to add and customize

To compare different categories of data in your worksheet, you can make a chart. To visually compare numbers in your cells, colored bars inside cells are a lot more useful. Excel can show bars along with cell values or display only the bars and hide the numbers. Continue reading

How to select and highlight blank cells in Excel

In a small dataset, you can easily spot all the blanks with your own eyes. But in a huge file containing hundreds of rows, pinpointing empty cells manually is next to impossible. This tutorial will teach you four quick and easy ways to highlight blank cells in Excel so that you can visually recognize them. Continue reading

How to highlight duplicate cells and rows in Excel

Today, we are going to have a close look at how to show duplicates in Excel. You will learn how to shade duplicate cells, entire rows, or consecutive dupes using conditional formatting. Also, you will see how to highlight duplicates with different colors using a specialized tool. Continue reading

How to find duplicates in Excel: identify, highlight, count, filter

The tutorial explains how to search for duplicates in Excel. You will learn a few formulas to identify duplicate values or find duplicate rows with or without first occurrences. You will also learn how to count instances of each duplicate record individually and find the total number of dupes in a column, how to filter duplicates, and more. Continue reading

How to compare two Excel files for differences

Learn a variety of methods to compare Excel files and identify differences between them. See how to open two Excel windows side by side, how to use Excel formulas to create a difference report, highlight differences with conditional formatting, and more. Continue reading