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We have good news. We’re in the planning stages to show the cell selection even when the Excel window is not the active window.
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Steve K [Excel]
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A "temporary" (I've been using it for YEARS) workaround is to copy the cells that are selected. At least that leaves behind an outline that can still be seen after Excel loses focus.
It stomps all over the last item in your clipboard, but it's better than nothing.