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Changing Cell Patterns in Excel

There are a few different ways that you can change the cell patterns in Excel. You can do this by using the Format Cells dialog box, by using the Conditional Formatting dialog box, or by using a macro.

Format Cells Dialog Box

To access the Format Cells dialog box, select the cells that you want to format. Then, click on the Home tab and click on the Format button. Or, you can press Ctrl+1 on your keyboard. This will open up the Format Cells dialog box.

On the left side of the dialog box, you will see a list of categories. The category that you want to select is Pattern.

Once you have selected the Pattern category, you will see a variety of options for cell patterns that you can choose from.

You can also specify your own custom cell pattern by selecting the Custom option.

Conditional Formatting Dialog Box

Another way that you can change the cell patterns in Excel is by using conditional formatting. To access the Conditional Formatting dialog box, select the cells that you want to format. Then, click on the Home tab and click on the Conditional Formatting button.

This will open up the Conditional Formatting dialog box.

On the left side of the dialog box, you will see a list of options for conditional formatting rules that you can apply to your selected cells.

For this example, we will select the Highlight Cell Rules option and then choose Duplicate Values.

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