Excel 2003: Change the Color of a Worksheet Tab

Posted October 6, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Excel

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You can change the color of individual worksheet tabs to make specific worksheets easier to find within a larger workbook. For example, you could make a “Sales” tab the color green, an “Expenses” tab the color red, an “Assets” tab the color black, etc. Here is how to accomplish this.

1. Right-click on a Sheet tab at the bottom of your current worksheet.

2. Select Tab color, and select a color from the palette.

3. Click OK.

The active tab will always show a default color with a colored line underneath. The inactive tabs will fully display the colors you have chosen.


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