I have a spreadsheet containing both formulas and plugged in numbers. I would like to differentiate between the two, and would like to color all the font of cells containing functions in a different color. Any ideas on how to do this?

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  • Andrea

    April 18, 2016

    The only way that I know is to highlight each cell containing a function and add a background colour to the cell from The drop down menu in the Fill Colour icon on the ribbon. I do not know of any way to do this via a shortcut.

  • Diggie D

    April 18, 2016

    You can do it very easily with a VBA macro. It’s so easy a caveman could do it! (no offense if you are a caveman…..lol).Open your workbookCopy this macro to the clip boardSub Find_Cells_With_Formulas()Dim rng As RangeSet rng = ActiveSheet.UsedRangeFor Each cell In rngcell.SelectIf ActiveCell.HasFormula ThenActiveCell.Font.ColorIndex = 3End IfNextEnd SubNext, go to Tools > Macro > Visual Basic EditorInsert > Module Paste the macro into the Module area to the right.Close back to Excel.Go to Tools > Macro > MacrosClick on the macro to highlight it, if it is not already highlighted.Click: OptionsSelect a letter to use as a keyboard shortcut.Close back to Excel.To run the macro, press CTRL + your shortcut letter.The cells with formulas should now have red font. The macro will work on any worksheet in the workbook.


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