Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. June 8, 1998
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See your selection
In Excel 97 it's very easy to see which cells are selected, Excel automatically highlights the row(s) and column(s) in which the selected cells reside.

To see how this works, click on any cell. Now look at the column at the top of the sheet and then check the row at the left of the sheet. You'll see that both are highlighted. This also works if you select multiple cells.