Google Sheets has a ton of useful features that many users don’t know about.
One such feature is the ability to easily alternate row colors by highlighting every other row with a color. This is a useful feature to learn because it can make data easier to read in your spreadsheet.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to alternate row colors in Google Sheets.
Alternate Row Colors
Alternating row colors in your spreadsheet is a simple process that is done through the Format option in the top menu.
Here are the steps to do this:
1. First highlight all of the cells. You can do this by either clicking in the square on the top left or pressing CTRL + A on your keyboard
2. Then in the top menu select Format
3. In the drop-down menu select Alternating colors
4. If you want to choose from one of the Default styles you can browse through the options and select a color scheme that you want
5. If you would prefer to select your own colors, navigate to the Custom styles section and you can choose which colors you want for the header and rows
6. After you have selected your colors you will now see that every other row is shaded according to the colors you chose
Alternating row colors is a useful thing because when you have a large data set it makes it easier to read by giving you a better visual on the data in each line.
Once you learn how to do this, you can set up this coloring in a matter of seconds.