How to Color Sheet Tabs in Excel

In this article, we will learn How to Color Sheet Tabs in Excel.

How to edit format tab color?

Introduction to Excel worksheet workbook, Here we are going to address a basic problem which is changing the colour format of the sheet tabs. Usually when we open a sheet, Excel shows us the default naming of sheets as Sheet1, Sheet2 and Sheet3. Or when we add a new sheet, it will be default named too. Excel doesn't ask for the naming of the sheet before editing it. You have to edit it yourself manually  Let's understand this with an example shown below.

Change color tab option in Excel

To change or apply any color to the sheet tab. It will get on the background of the tab. Right Click on the tab and Select Tab color > Choose the color.

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have some tabs to change color in the worksheet. Now we will learn how to edit the color of these tabs. Right click on the tab which you want to change the format of.

Select the Tab Color option, Theme colors will open up. Select the type of color you like to select.

If you are working on this sheet, Tab will be displayed like the image shown above. As you switch to any other tab the tab will appear colored as shown below.

Now perform the task wherever it's required.

Naming sheets and coloring makes the sheet easy to understand.

Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
Notes :

  1. Renaming and coloring makes the worksheet more easy to read and navigate.
  2. Renaming tabs will also be available right clicking the tab.
  3. For this you will have to edit each tab one by one manually.

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