Change color of active cell highlight


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Deb

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

When using excel,the highlighting color of the active cell is so faint (a very light blue), I can't easily see which cell is active. How do I change the border color on the active cell to something brighter? Thanks.
 
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CyberTaz

Excel picks this up from System Preferences. If you go to AppleMenu> System
Preferences> Appearance - Highlight you can select from a palette of preset
colors or use Other... To select a color of your choice. However, that's a
global system setting which will apply as the highlight color in all
programs.

HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac
 
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Dana Lucas

Did this work for you? I tried it, and my highlights changed in alot of place but not excel. Any other suggestions??

Excel picks this up from System Preferences. If you go to AppleMenu> System
Preferences> Appearance - Highlight you can select from a palette of preset
colors or use Other... To select a color of your choice. However, that's
a global system setting which will apply as the highlight color in all
programs.





HTH |:>) Bob Jones [MVP] Office:Mac






Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) > > When using
excel,the highlighting color of the active cell is so faint (a very >
light blue), I can't easily see which cell is active. How do I change
the > border color on the active cell to something brighter? Thanks.
 
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Bob Greenblatt

Did this work for you? I tried it, and my highlights changed in alot of place
but not excel. Any other suggestions??
Have you restarted Excel since you made the change to the system
preferences?
 
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Maureen

When using excel,the highlighting color of the active cell is so faint
(a very light blue), I can't easily see which cell is active. How do I
change the border color on the active cell to something brighter? Thanks.




I am having this same problem; where you able to get this resolved and how so?
Thanks
 
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Bob Greenblatt

When using excel,the highlighting color of the active cell is so faint
(a very light blue), I can't easily see which cell is active. How do I
change the border color on the active cell to something brighter?
Thanks.




I am having this same problem; where you able to get this resolved and how so?
Thanks
Quit Excel. Go to System Preferences - Appearance. Change the highlight
color. Then restart Excel.
 
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Maureen

faint > (a very light blue), I can't easily see which cell is active.
How do I > change the border color on the active cell to something brighter?
Thanks. > > > > > I am having this same problem; where you able to get
this resolved and how so? > Thanks Quit Excel. Go to System Preferences
- Appearance. Change the highlight color. Then restart Excel.





-- Bob Greenblatt [MVP], Macintosh bobgreenblattATmsnDOTcom






It worked, thank you very much!
 
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Dave Gillingham

When using excel,the highlighting color of the active cell is so faint
(a very light blue), I can't easily see which cell is active. How do I
change the border color on the active cell to something brighter? Thanks.
 
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doug.gibson

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

When using excel,the highlighting color of the active cell is so faint (a very light blue), I can't easily see which cell is active. How do I change the border color on the active cell to something brighter? Thanks.
THANKS WORKED AWESOME. Key: Restart Excel > change color > bingo bango!
 
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izacaproductions

I have been SCOURING the 'net for an easy simple answer to this that didn't involve installing something or changing code or whatever - nothing nothing nothing until this post! This solved the problem. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

And yes, everyone, restart excel. Then it works.

<3
 
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