Option 1: Permanent Colors
To apply colors to subtotal rows:
1. Add Subtotals to the List.
2. Click Level 2 of the Subtotal levels.
3. Select cell A1, and then press Ctrl+Shift+* (in Excel 2003, press this or Ctrl+A) to select the List.
4. Press Alt+; to select the visible cells (see Tip 279).
5. Select a color from the Fill Color icon on the Formatting toolbar.
6. Click Level 3 of the Subtotal levels to open the hidden rows.
Option 2: Dynamic Coloring
To apply colors to subtotal rows using Conditional Formatting:
1. Select cell A1, and then press Ctrl+Shift+* (in Excel 2003, press this or Ctrl+A) to select the List.
2. From the Format menu, select Conditional Formatting.
3. In Condition 1, select Formula Is.
4. In the formula box, enter the formula =ISBLANK($B1) (or use zero.
5. Click Format, select the desired formatting, and then click OK twice.
Screenshot // Applying Colors to Subtotal Rows
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