Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Fill with a
GRADIENT
You can add a two-color effect to your fills by using
Excel’s gradient fill feature. A gradient is a blending of
colors — one color gradually changes to another color.
In Excel, you choose the two colors you want to use
to create your gradient. You then choose from one of
the following shading styles: Horizontal, Vertical,
Diagonal Up, Diagonal Down, From Corner, or From
Center. Each shading style has several Variants —
ways in which you can create your gradient. The
Sample box provides you with a preview of what
your gradient will look like when applied.
The Horizontal shading style provides horizontal
bands of color, the Vertical shading style provides
vertical bands of color, and Diagonal Up and Diagonal
Down shading styles provide diagonal bands of color.
In the Variants box, you can choose the color with
which the gradient starts and ends.
The From Corner style starts with Color 1 and blends
to Color 2. In the Variants box, you choose the
corner in which Color 1 starts. The From Center style
starts with Color 1 in the center and blends outward
to Color 2.
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Select the cells you want to
format.
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Click the Home tab.
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Click the launcher in the Font
group.
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l The Format Cells dialog box
appears.
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Click the Fill tab.
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Click Fill Effects.
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