Filter by Color in Excel

You can filter your Excel spreadsheet by the colors in the cells.

Thomas Duff

by Thomas Duff on 2/3/2017

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Date Revised:
2/3/2017

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Filter by Color, Microsoft Excel


Sandra Mahan, our Excel guru, showed me something that blew my mind yesterday. Did you know you can filter an Excel spreadsheet based on cell color? Here's how you do that…

Here's a sample spreadsheet with some lines highlighted in yellow:

To filter by cell color, click the dropdown menu for one of the columns, and select Filter By Color. Then choose from one or more of the colors that are in the spreadsheet:

Voilà! Only the yellow rows are now displayed:


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