What Is a Marquee in Excel?

In Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software, a marquee is a moving border. Marquees may be found around cells with contents that have been copied or moved, the portion of an image selected to be kept while the background is deleted or cells the AutoSum function predicts are meant to be added.

The term “marquee” is not clearly defined within Excel’s help files. However, the Microsoft Office online glossary for its database software Access defines the word differently from its use in relation to Excel; in Access, it is used for scrolling text used to highlight part of a page.

The general definition of “marquee” is a part of a theater building over the entrance, which often displays the name of the works being performed or shown there.