Highlight Every Alternative Rows and Column

 

In this article, we will learn how we can highlight every alternative row and every 3rd column in Microsoft Excel. We will use Conditional formatting option along with MOD and ROW functions.

Let’s take an example and understand:-

Below is the data,

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In this query user want to highlight the every alternative row and similarly want to highlight the every 3rd cloumn.

Follow below given steps:-

  • Select the range B6:G10
  • Go to Conditional Formatting > Select “New Rules”
  • Use a formula to determine which cells to format
  • Enter the formula =MOD(ROW(),2)=0 and format with color

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  • Click on ok > Apply > click on ok

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If you want to highlight every 3rd row, we will alter the formula. Write “3” at the place of “2” in formula =MOD(ROW(),3)=0.

To highlight every 3rd column in data follow below given steps:-

  • Select the range B6:G10
  • Go to Conditional Formatting > Select “New Rules”
  • Use a formula to determine which cells to format
  • Enter the formula =MOD(COLUMN(),3)=0 and format with color

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  • Click on ok > Apply > click on ok

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In this way, we can highlight the rows and columns as per our requirement by utilizing MS-Excel options and functions.

 

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