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MS Excel preferences

by daxfullbrook / April 5, 2005 10:46 PM PDT

i was just wondering if there was a way to change the colour of the highlight around a selected box when in a worksheet.
at the moment it is green and i cant see what box i have selected.

i know its not a major problem - its just bugging me.


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Start with...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2005 11:11 PM PDT
In reply to: MS Excel preferences

"(View tab, Gridlines) - Displays the cell gridlines. You can change the colour of the gridlines by altering the colour in the drop-down box at the bottom. If you want gridlines printed but not displayed choose (File > Page Setup)(Sheet tab, Gridlines)."
- some article I find with this Google:

My next thought is that Excel picks up the colors from the System colors you select in the Control panel of Windows.

I have not tried this, but you can and report back.


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selected cell highlight?
by daxfullbrook / April 6, 2005 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Start with...

thank you for your reply.

the gridline colours i can change.
what i cant seem to change is the colour around the inside of the box when you select it. its as though you get a thin border running around the inside of the selected box. it is just a highlight to show you what cell you have selected.

i am working on a MAC, so i am not sure about changing the system colours.

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It's a system setting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 12:45 AM PDT

"Excel uses system highlight color selected for System Preferences / Appearance / Highlight Color"

I noted such in my first reply and hoped you would look for it.


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found the colour change
by daxfullbrook / April 6, 2005 1:05 AM PDT
In reply to: It's a system setting.

i just sent you an email saying that i had found that in the system preference. im not sure if you received it ok.

now i just have to find out how to make the highlight border around the cell larger. the line is very thin, so changing the colour doesnt make a big difference.


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From Red Dwarf.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 2:05 AM PDT

"This is a excerpt from the sci-fi series "Red Dwarf" and one of the characters, a mechanoid named Kryten has just been turned into a human... he has the following conversation with a human-since-birth, Lister:

Lister: Any problems?
Kryten: Well, just one or two. In fact I've compiled a little list if you'll indulge me. Now then, uh, my optical system doesn't appear to have a zoom function.
Lister: No, human eyes don't have a zoom.
Kryten: Well then, how do you bring a small object into sharp focus?
Lister: Well, you just move your head closer to the object.
Kryten: I see. Move your head ... closer, hmm, to the object. All right, okay. Well, what about other optical effects, like split screen, slow motion, Quantel(tm)?
Lister: No. We don't have them.
Kryten: You don't have them -- just the zoom? Hmm. Well, no, that's fine, that's great, no, no, that's really great, that's great. "

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(NT) (NT) LOL, Red Dwarf was a great series
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 2:07 AM PDT
In reply to: From Red Dwarf.
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red dwarf comment!!
by daxfullbrook / April 6, 2005 2:56 AM PDT
In reply to: From Red Dwarf.

rather than spend your time giving sarcy comments you should really peel yourself away from your computer and TV and actually take yourself out into the real world.

dont forget to change out of your star trek costume first!

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For dax.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 3:37 AM PDT
In reply to: red dwarf comment!!

My comment is that your post doesn't seem to help our members find solutions.

Why are you here?


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S'Ok bob
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 7, 2005 8:24 AM PDT
In reply to: For dax.

Some people just never saw the humour in Red Dwarf did they.

Poor old smegs, Happy


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