Create a Banded Row Appearance of a Report in Excel using Conditional Formatting.

Consider you are building an interactive, dynamic visual of the weekly NFL schedule which looks like this:

Though this visual representation looks complete, we can enhance the visual to be aesthetically pleasing by using simple conditional formatting techniques.

Let’s see how!

Say we’ll do a banded row design on alternate rows.

Select all the rows, go to (1) conditional formatting, (2) select a new rule, (3) use a formula to determine which cells to format:

For banded formatting, we’ll choose to format only the even rows using the formula:

For a banded visual we’ll choose the Fill-pattern accordingly:

With this, our weekly schedule becomes more visually appealing and engaging:

To know more about how to create this visual from scratch, please check YouTube video explaining these steps in detail: 

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