Use Excel patterns as another way to color code your cells in Microsoft Excel.
1. Select the cells you want to edit.
2. Click on the drop down arrow in the bottom right corner of the font group under the Home Tab.
3. Select the Fill tab
4. Choose a Patter Color and a Patter Style.
5. Click OK.
Try combinations of background colors, pattern colors, and fonts.
For more office techniques see our MS Office Tips.