Default Background Color


I some how got the background of one of my smartsheets to appear gray whenever I create a new column and when I pull a report and display the Sheet Name (system column) it too appears to be gray. I have doubled checked the conditional formatting and I am not using any gray colors. I have all my other columns white now but when I create a new column or look at the sheet name in reports it appears to be gray.



  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Ty Layton

    Check if you have hidden columns and select them all and use the Clear Formats feature.

    Did that fix it?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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  • Greetings Andrée

    I have have done this and it did not fix my issue. New colunms still show up as gray. (see below) and Sheet Name still show gray in my reports.


  • Ramzi K
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    Check your conditional formatting rules. There may be something in there that's causing the issue.

    Hope that helps.

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  • Greetings Ramzi,

    I have double checked my conditional Formatting and I dont see an issue there. I am using red and orange formatting. No grays, I also disabled the 4 conditional formatting and the issue is still present.