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A few tricks to take you beyond the basics of Microsoft Office 2010. GCPS Tech Tips. Microsoft Excel 2010 : Adding Color Tabs To Worksheets. Excel 2010 : Adding Color Tabs to Worksheets.
GCPS Tech Tips
Microsoft Excel 2010 :
Adding Color Tabs To Worksheets
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If you are keeping records in several Excel worksheets and you would like to make them easier to identify, there are a couple of easy changes you can make.
Instead of the “Sheet 1”... “Sheet 2”... designations that Excel gives you to start with, why not name each tab something more meaningful?
All you have to do is place your cursor on a tab you want to rename...
double-click the left button on your mouse...
The lettering for Sheet 1 will become highlighted and then type the new name you want on the tab.
and Excel assigns the new tab name.
Repeat the process for
any other tabs you want to rename.
Besides that, you can color-code worksheet tabs to make it easier to remember what’s in each worksheet. This is especially useful when you have multiple workbooks that have the same types of worksheets.
For example, you could have one color for “Class Role” information... another color for “Daily Grades”... and another for “Test Scores.”
To change the color of a tab,
just place your cursor on that tab...
click the right button on your mouse...
or click the right button on your laptop...
On the box of choices that opens up,
click “Tab Color.”
That brings up the “Format Tab Color” dialog box. All you have to do is click on the color you want...
And Excel applies the color to the tab.
To change a color, repeat the process...
or... to remove a color...
click on the “No Color” option.
Have fun dressing your tabs!
That’s all there is to it. Now, if you would like a copy of the step-by-step directions for renaming andadding color to the tabs in Excel 2010 worksheets, just print this last page. Have fun naming and coloring!
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