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Basic Formatting in Excel 2003 - Part 1

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How to Change Background Colors in Excel
Changing the Cell Color in Excel

Changing the Cell Color in Excel

© Ted French

Formatting for background color

  1. Select cells A2 to D2.
  2. Choose Format > Cells from the menu to open the Format Cells dialog box.

With the Format Cells dialog box open:

For help on these steps, refer to the image above.

  1. Click on the Patterns Tab (circled in red in the image above).
  2. Select the light purple color (or another that you prefer) from the color option.

  • When finished, Click OK at the bottom of the Format Cells dialog box.
  • Repeat above steps for the ranges A6 to D6 and A12 to D12.

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