How To Highlight Row Based On Cell in Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to highlight row based on cell in Google Sheets.

You can easily highlight row based on cell in Google Sheets by using the built-in feature of Google Sheets.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to highlight row based on cell in Google Sheets.

Highlight Row Based on Cell

Before we start, you will need to get ready a set of data for us to work on.

Step 1

First, ensure your data is clean and tidy to easily learn in this tutorial.

Step 2

To highlight rows based on cells in Google Sheets, select the rows you want to apply conditional formatting on, select ‘Format’, then select ‘Conditional formatting’.

Step 3

Once you press it, a pop-up box will appear on the right side of your screen. Now, you can customize which cells you want to highlight. In this example, we want to highlight cells containing the word ‘Female’. To do so, select ‘Custom formula is’ then key in this formula =$A2=”Female”

Step 4

Once you customize the formatting, your table will look like this.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to highlight row based on cell in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.