Is the cell fill pattern working as intended?

Simon Probert 1 Reputation point

I'm running Excel version 16.16.27 on macOS 10.15.5 and tried using a pattern to fill a cell. I expected to see stripes, but for some reson the stripes seem to be one pixel wide on my screen making them unrealistic to see. In every practical sense Excel just blended the two colours into a new one, which I suppose might be useful, but it's not what I would expect under "patterns". In the screenshot the middle cell to the left is a pattern using the two colours above and below, the right cell is just a single colour. Is this really how it's supposed to work or am I missing something?


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  1. Viki Ji_MSFT 4,441 Reputation points

    Hi @Simon Probert ,
    Welcome to Q&A forum!

    According to your description, I noticed that you are using the currently latest version of Office 2016 for Mac. Due to the limitations of the test environment, I have done a lot of research and testing in the following versions of Excel. I found that this is by design.

    When I set both the background color and the pattern color to two "lighter" colors, I will reproduce your issue.
    It is recommended that you set the background and pattern colors to a "darker" color and try other Pattern Style to see if the stripes can be displayed normally.


    Beisdes, if needed, I would suggest you refer to this page to submit suggestions on this issue to Microsoft directly.

    Hope the information could help you. Any updates, pelase let me know.

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