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How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Fill Colors in Excel

If you work with data in Microsoft Excel, you know how important it is to be able to quickly and easily fill cells with colors. Whether you're trying to make your data stand out or you're just trying to make it easier to read, adding color to your cells can be a big help. Luckily, there are a few different keyboard shortcuts that you can use to quickly fill cells with color in Excel.

To start, select the cells that you want to fill with color. Then, press Alt + H to open the Home tab. From there, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Fill drop-down menu. Once you've selected the Fill drop-down menu, press Enter. This will open up a menu of different color options.

To fill your selected cells with the color black, press B. To fill your selected cells with the color white, press W. To fill your selected cells with the color red, press R. To fill your selected cells with the color green, press G. And to fill your selected cells with the color blue, press U.

If you want to fill your selected cells with a different color, use the arrow keys to navigate to the More Colors option, and then press Enter. This will open up the Colors dialog box. From here, you can use the arrow keys to select the color that you want, and then press Enter to apply it to your selected cells.

Once you've filled your cells with color, you can use the arrow keys to navigate to the Done button and press Enter to close the Colors dialog box. And that's all there is to it!

Using keyboard shortcuts to fill cells with color in Excel can save you a lot of time, especially if you're working with a large data set. So next time you need to add some color to your cells, give these shortcuts a try.

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