Colored or Highlighted Fields

To be able to change fonts, color fonts, change background colors of cells and columns etc should be a very basic function that should be included for a multitude of reasons (I bet each user probably has his own reason), its even so basic that justifying it with a reason seems pointless. I even have more customability choices with the text I write in this little free chat ui here then I have in a pro version of an advanced webbased software that costs 20$ a month. But since you asked for a reason, mine is to make certain cells stand out from the others, for example I am making a list of all our products, certain things might have issues, like the price is wrong, or the measurements are wrong etc, and a very simple, quick and effective way to make these issues stand out is to simply color the cells that contain that information red so that my employees will be able to notice it straight away, once they have fixed the issue they can simply color the cell green and I will know that this problem has been solved.

You’ve got Views for that, even Groups could work. Easier than manually coloring records.

Manually coloring records (I actually mean cells…) would be a lot of work indeed. Personally I use conditionally formatting all the time, and I wish Airtable would have a solution to achieve that.

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Airtable is great, but not being able to conditionally color code a field is a drag.

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And such a great irony: Airtable does it all the time:

  • When you use Sort, the field is Red
  • When you use Filter, the field is Green
  • When you Group, the field is Orange
  • When you select a record, the field is Grey

So, AT, please take action!

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Really don’t think being able to put a colour on a field or ideally BOLD the text in a field warrants a jump up to pro plan. It seems like basic spread sheet function that ppl are used to from excel… I’d love use airtable instead of excel but finding it very frustrating as a very visual person to not easily be able to bold or colour text to make it stand out or indicate something.

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Another vote for colored fields!

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Yea, we still need the ability to just color a column

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another vote for colored fields! really useful to distinguish different fields quickly. For one example, imagine having follower stats from platforms like YouTube, Twitch, FaceBook etc. Using a red background for youtube, purple for twitch and blue for facebook, you can very quickly read the table.

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does it have this ??

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@Katherine_Duh - I know you are working hard and that these aren’t your decisions directly…

but… Four. Years. Later…

And still no conditional coloring of cells or columns? The record coloring is helpful, but not what I think most people were asking for. I’ll use it for sure, but definitely need conditional coloring column by column (and ability to add colors to a field). Bonus: adding comments on a cell would be great, but colors are vital.

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The conditional coloring on records is good. But, so many of us need conditional coloring column by column.

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Being able to color cells seems like a fundamental feature of a spreadsheet app. Hope this is implemented soon

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I would really like to be able to select a background color for a column or individual cell.

Bought the pro plan thinking i would be able to…the little tab of color on the side of the row is cute and all, but how color for about columns and specific cells please?!

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I don’t believe the coloring feature you created addresses this initial request. I too would like to highlight two fields in my table. Those fields contain number records. I want to highlight the entire column(field) because those fields require certain instructions that do not pertain to all of the other fields and simply putting this rationale in the field description is not enough.

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As a beginner user (day 8 here), one of the first things I tried was to give a column a different background color so that it stands out. I can’t believe this feature is still not implemented!!! Airtable - your record coloring is neat but that is not quite what we request here. Please consider our request - coloring background of columns and cells. Thank you.

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Please make it possible to color certain fields with rules

Record coloring on the left side is also very cool and innovative, but we additionally NEED the ability to color single fields with conditions too.

Being able to color the header or the background of a specific column would be SO HELPFUL. The record filtering colors doesn’t help with my organizations use case at all.

Guess colors of rows and and columns are off the table, since this thread started in 2015, and still not possible. So simple at thing to give to us to make the tables so much appealing and easy to read. And bold letters?, the most basic spreadsheet features. Shame, the app have potential, but this is actually a deal breaker for my needs.

Airtable, we’re waiting… and waiting… and waiting…