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How to use the fill color shortcut in Excel

If you work with Excel on a regular basis, you know that there are a lot of different ways to format your data. One way to make your data stand out is to use color. You can use color to highlight important cells, to make data easier to read, or just to make your spreadsheet look more visually appealing. Excel makes it easy to add color to your cells with the fill color shortcut. Here's how to use it.

To use the fill color shortcut, first select the cells that you want to color. Then, press the Alt + H keys on your keyboard. This will open the Home tab in the Excel ribbon. From here, you can use the arrow keys to navigate to the Fill Color button, which is located in the Font group. Press the Enter key to select the button, and then use the arrow keys to choose the color you want to use. Once you've selected a color, press the Enter key again to apply it to your selected cells.

You can also use the fill color shortcut to quickly remove color from cells. To do this, select the cells that you want to remove color from, and then press the Alt + H keys on your keyboard. This will open the Home tab in the Excel ribbon. From here, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Fill Color button, and then press the Spacebar key to deselect it. This will remove any color that was previously applied to your selected cells.

The fill color shortcut is a quick and easy way to add color to your Excel spreadsheets. Give it a try the next time you need to add a little bit of visual interest to your data.

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