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7 Shortcuts for Fill Color in Excel

If you work with Excel on a daily basis, then you know how important it is to be able to quickly and easily fill cells with color. Whether you're trying to make a particular piece of data stand out or you're just trying to add a little bit of visual interest to your spreadsheet, Excel's fill color tool can be a big help. But if you're not careful, it can also be a big time waster. That's why we've put together this list of 7 shortcuts for fill color in Excel that will help you get the job done faster and with less hassle.

1. Use the fill color tool directly from the Home tab.

If you're working in Excel 2007 or later, you can access the fill color tool directly from the Home tab. Just click on the cell or range of cells you want to color, then click the fill color button in the ribbon. From there, you can choose the color you want to use from the palette or enter a custom color code.

2. Use the keyboard shortcut.

If you're working in an earlier version of Excel or you just prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, you can use the shortcut Alt + H + FC to access the fill color tool. Just select the cell or range of cells you want to color, then press the shortcut keys. From there, you can choose the color you want to use from the palette or enter a custom color code.

3. Use the right-click menu.

If you right-click on a cell or range of cells, you'll see a menu of options. One of those options is "Format Cells." If you click on that, you'll see a dialog box with a number of different tabs. Click on the "Fill" tab and you'll be able to choose the color you want to use from the palette or enter a custom color code.

4. Use the fill handle.

If you want to quickly fill a range of cells with the same color, you can use the fill handle. Just click on the cell with the color you want to use, then drag the fill handle (the small square in the bottom-right corner of the cell) to the cells you want to fill. When you let go of the mouse button, the cells will be filled with the color you selected.

5. Use the fill color tool from the context menu.

If you right-click on a cell or range of cells and then click on "Fill Color" from the context menu, you'll be able to choose the color you want to use from the palette or enter a custom color code.

6. Use the shortcut from the context menu.

If you right-click on a cell or range of cells and then click on "Format Cells" from the context menu, you'll see a dialog box with a number of different tabs. Click on the "Fill" tab and you'll be able to choose the color you want to use from the palette or enter a custom color code.

7. Use the fill color tool from the ribbon.

If you're working in Excel 2007 or later, you can access the fill color tool from the ribbon. Just click on the cell or range of cells you want to color, then click the fill color button in the ribbon. From there, you can choose the color you want to use from the palette or enter a custom color code.

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