excel highlight rows where column matches text

To highlight rows in Excel where a specific column matches a certain text, you can use conditional formatting. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Select the range of cells that you want to apply the conditional formatting to. For example, if you want to highlight rows in columns A to D, select the range A1:D10.

  2. Go to the "Home" tab in the Excel ribbon and click on "Conditional Formatting" in the "Styles" group.

  3. From the dropdown menu, select "New Rule".

  4. In the "New Formatting Rule" dialog box, select "Use a formula to determine which cells to format".

  5. In the "Format values where this formula is true" field, enter the following formula: =$A1="your_text"

Replace "your_text" with the text you want to match in column A. The dollar sign ($) before the column letter locks the column reference while allowing the row reference to change as you apply the formatting to different rows.

  1. Click on the "Format" button to choose the formatting style for the highlighted rows. You can select a desired fill color, font color, or any other formatting options.

  2. Click "OK" to close the "Format Cells" dialog box.

  3. Click "OK" again to apply the conditional formatting rule.

Now, any row in the selected range where the text in column A matches "your_text" will be highlighted according to the formatting style you chose.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.