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Cell fill color bleeds into adjacent cells in Excel when the file is viewed in Web browser


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Symptoms

When you format a column to the end with one fill color in Microsoft Excel, but some cells above the fill have no background, and then you save the file as a Web page, the fill color will show behind data in the unformatted cells.

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Cause

This problem is caused by a limitation of the HTML that Excel writes out.

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Workaround

To work around this problem, use any of the following methods.

Method 1: Do not format any unnecessary or unused cells

Method 2: Format any cells with data with a white fill color

To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select the cell(s) you want to have a white fill color.
  2. On the Format menu, click Cells.
  3. On the Patterns tab, click the white color from the Color palette and click OK.

Method 3: Define the default style for unformatted cells

Define the default style for unformatted cells to have a background fill color of white. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Format menu, click Style.
  2. In the Style dialog box, click Modify.
  3. On the Patterns tab, click the white color on the Color palette, and click OK twice.

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Keywords: KB212746, kbprb, kbpending

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Article Info
Article ID : 212746
Revision : 5
Created on : 5/18/2007
Published on : 5/18/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 489