Please beware that anytime a cell is highlighted you will lose your Edit history (Undo / Redo arrows).
Best way to avoid any unintentional loss of history is to keep at least 2 cells as the
This will allow you to have better control of what gets highlighted without the need to keep turning
highlighting On and Off.
This is not a bug but a feature of Excel. Anytime any Add-In changes anything the Edit history is cleared.
Compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of:
on Windows. Version 4.0 or higher of .NET Framework is needed.
Currently there is no version for Excel prior 2007 version. If compatibility with these older versions is a necessity for you and/or if you are willing to help with testing, please contact me.
The settings file is called
HighlightSelectionAddinSettings.xml and it is stored in folder
These settings are loaded only when Excel launches, so make any changes beforehand.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <MyConfig xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <BorderColor>Orange</BorderColor> <MinCells>2</MinCells> <MaxCells>50</MaxCells> <Enabled>true</Enabled> </MyConfig>
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Extract the downloaded archive to a folder where you want keep the add-in.
Now that the Add-In is loaded you should see its settings in
Add-Ins Ribbon tab.
Follow the same steps as in the installation guide to reach the
File → Options → Add-Ins → Manage Excel Add-ins → Go...
Here simply uncheck the
Highlight Selection Add-In from the
Available Add-Ins list.
Delete the settings file called
HighlightSelectionAddinSettings.xml which is stored in folder
Added Free Version
Added Cell Limits
Better UI for selecting colors
Disabled highlighting when in Copy/Cut mode