If you work with data in Excel, you know how important it is to be able to quickly and easily highlight the data that you need to see. There are a lot of different ways to do this, but one of the quickest and most effective ways is to use a shortcut.
To highlight data in Excel, first select the cells that you want to highlight. Then, press and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard. While you are holding down the Ctrl key, press the letter H on your keyboard. This will open the Find and Replace dialog box. In the Find and Replace dialog box, type a character or string of characters that you want to find in the Find what field. For example, if you want to find all cells that contain the word "data," you would type "data" in the Find what field. Then, click the Find All button.
Excel will now highlight all of the cells that contain the character or string of characters that you specified in the Find what field. To change the color of the highlighted cells, click the Format button. In the Format Cells dialog box, click the Fill tab. Then, select the color that you want to use from the Background color drop-down list. Finally, click the OK button.
You can also use this shortcut to quickly find and replace data in Excel. To do this, type the character or string of characters that you want to find in the Find what field. Then, type the character or string of characters that you want to replace the found data with in the Replace with field. Finally, click the Replace All button.
This shortcut is a quick and easy way to find and highlight data in Excel. Give it a try the next time you need to find and highlight data in a worksheet.