Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

In Depth Information

**Chapter 19: Conditional Formatting and Data Validation**

Figure 19-17:
Using conditional formatting to apply formatting to alternate rows.

Shading groups of rows

Here’s another row-shading variation. The following formula shades alternate groups of rows. It

produces four rows of shaded rows, followed by four rows of unshaded rows, followed by four

more shaded rows, and so on.

=MOD(INT((ROW()–1)/4)+1,2)

For different sized groups, change the 4 to some other value. For example, use this formula to

shade alternate groups of two rows:

=MOD(INT((ROW()–1)/2)+1,2)

Creating checkerboard shading

The following formula is a variation on the example in the preceding section. It applies formatting

to alternate rows and columns, creating the checkerboard effect seen in Figure 19-18.

=MOD(ROW(),2)=MOD(COLUMN(),2)