A feature in Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc, and some other spreadsheet programs that allows the user to automatically add color, text styles, and so on to certain cells or ranges of cells based on the data in the spreadsheet.

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Alternate Row Colors of Duplicate Data in Excel

I am working with a dataset in Excel that contains duplicate values and non-duplicate values that are numbers. I would like each duplicate value group to have alternating shades via Conditional ...
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How to color rows based on two cell values in Open/Libre Office?

I am trying to apply conditional formatting to an entire row based on two cell values. The style is to be applied only if both cells have a particular value. I tried applying formula of the form: ...
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In MS Excel how do I set the number of decimal places dynamically?

I have a table where I am reporting a range of correlation coefficients which range from -1.0 to +1.0. I want to format them such that if they are plus or minus one or zero, then they are formatted ...
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Insert spaces in excel number sequences

I am trying to format cells so when I type in phone numbers it automatically formats them as follows: - Landline Nos e.g. 02012345678 to appear as 020 1234 5678 Mobile Nos e.g. 07123456789 to appear ...
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How to highlight the first cell in a column that matches criteria with conditional formatting

In one column of a spreadsheet I want to highlight the first cell ONLY above a specific number. For example, if a column has values increasing from 0 in the first row to x in the last row, how do I ...
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How to avoid apply to range in copying conditional formatting in excel 2007 [closed]

I want to change the selected cell(A1) colour if its value is greater than other cell(B1) in same row.When i copy this conditional formatting to other multiple cells(A2,A3,A4...) in below rows, it is ...
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Conditional formatting (alternating between only two colours) of rows depending on cell values

How do i get conditional formatting done depending on values of cells. I need to get the cells (and their rows) formatted in only two colours Say,A1 has Colour1 if A2=A1, then A2 should get ...
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how to get text instead of TRUE:FALSE in excel

suppose I have a formula in cell C3:=AND(A1=B1) it will give TRUE:FALSE but i need Yes:No instead so how do I format the cell C3 to get so? Thanks! Regards,
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Apply conditional formatting to one cell based on part of a text in a cell

I have a spreadsheet containing a bank statement. In C I have a description of what the transaction is for sometimes just a word and other a sentence. In D I have money coming into the account and E I ...
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How do I create a conditional format with 2 columns

I am trying to create a rule that would highlight a cell under these conditions: Column B>1 & Column C=O I want Column C to highlight if they meet these two conditions. Can someone help?
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Formatting of dates in cell using Excel to show result as numbers

I am working with calculating the difference in years, months and days between 2 dates. My results are showing as eg. 32 years, 9 months, 3 days. How do I format the cell to show a result 32 9 3? I ...
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Alternative to cell highlighting using conditional formatting in Excel without causing freeze/crash

In column A, I have a value and I want to highlight if it doesn't match the same value in column B. I'm using the formula below in conditional formatting which works great. ...
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Condition formatting dates two week before the actual target date

I have a spreadsheet in excel with a formula that when I enter a date into column A cells, column B cells will enter a date 9 months - 1 day from the date entered in cell A1, A2, A3, etc... Now I ...
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Conditional Formatting for Excel Greater than

I have applied a rule if the cell is greater than 50 fill with cell with RED. The cells are populated from another location. When I apply the rule the blank cells show up RED? Any help would be ...
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Format row that is different than the preceding VISIBLE row

I have an Excel sheet as a database, where each row has a category, and are always sorted by category. Category Item 1 AAA jjj 2 AAA kkk 3 AAA lll 4 ...
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Excel function determine if a cell is visible

In conditional formatting I want to detect if the row above the current cell is hidden or visible. How can I detect if a cell is visible or not? The only hack I can think of is: Create a column ...
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IF AND conditional formatting not working - Excel 2013

Okay so I’m trying to format cells that are blank and meet the logical test. Here’s the formula: =IF(AND($B2="Y", ISBLANK($C$2:$F$172)), TRUE, FALSE) If both tests are true (B column = Y and there ...
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Excel auto format cell's font size based on number value?

I want to make cell's number values to be smaller, in font size, with small values i.e. the bigger the cell value is, the bigger is the font size. I can only find Data Bars in Conditional ...
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Conditional formatting based on text [duplicate]

Does anyone have a conditional formula/s that can compare text in two different cells? I have a scale A-E and want to compare against another cell for eg: highlight a1 green if a1=A b1=D, but it also ...
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Get conditional formatting to analyze rows separately

I have a calendar and I am trying to fill the background of the cells based on dates on another sheet. I have gotten it to work by entering the dates in a columns, naming the range (lets says ...
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Excel - if cell is empty AND if cell is empty - Colour Row

I'm a complete novice when it comes to conditional formatting. I've found a similar question that allowed me to change the colour of the cell, but not the row. Here's a snipped of what my sheet will ...
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Can I use conditional formatting to format a cell based on color in the cell itself and the cell before?

Conditional formatting Excel 2010 how to format a cell based on color in the cell itself and the cell before. I have with Conditional formatting marked a start cell and end cell with red I want to ...
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Higlight a specific cell based on ADDRESS() return value

I want to give a style (highlight) a specific cell based on a date value. This date is, say, in cell A1. To achieve this, I thought I would calculate the address of the cell I want to style with the ...
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Can I copy graduated scale conditional formats with relative references?

I have a number of columns, each populated with numbers. I want the color of the cells in each column to be conditionally formatted on a 3-color graduated scale, against the value in a single cell at ...
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Excel conditional formatting for repeating values

I have a table of data where there are 50 rows and many columns. Each column's value is sorted by the most important result at the top. These are names of people in sports. I would like to see ...
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Conditional Formatting duplication in Excel 2013

On looking for solutions, some seem to have found the answer ... which unfortunately, does not seem to work for me in Excel 2013 (apparently the issue existed already in 2007... but did not get solved ...
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Advanced data consolidation in Excel

I need to Combine/Consolidate Data dynamically between over 20 separate Excel workbooks. The Column names and their relative position at the top row are the same. The positioning of each word under ...
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Conditional Formatting with Unequal Row Elements [duplicate]

I have an Excel table. I want to highlight the rows in which at least one element is different from the others for a given row. How can I do that? An example: PRODUCT COLUMN 1 COLUMN 2 ...
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Custom format to display percentage with plus/minus sign

Suppose I have cell value 0.465 and I want to display it in the spreadsheet in green as +46.5 if it is positive and -46.5 if it is negative. I have applied the following format ...
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How to use conditional formatting to highlight specific days of the week AND time periods?

This answer regarding formatting on date time information Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting - TIME is a very, very technical answer that, in truth, I don't really understand! Hey-ho, I can deal with ...
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How do I use Conditional Formatting based on due dates in Excel 2013?

I am trying to format cells in Excel 2013. I want the cells to get colored as green, yellow, and red based on how close they are with the target date (January 13, 2015 in this case). I am unable to ...
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Conditional Formatting on a Specific Character only

I have the following Excel table : > N 1 Open / Closed 2 O 3 C 4 O 5 O 6 C I want to put a Conditional Formatting, putting in GREEN ...
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Change background color of rows which are present in another column

I have data in the A and B column. B column's data is mostly duplicates of A's data, but not always. For example: A Budapest Prague Paris Bukarest Moscow Rome New York B Budapest Prague Los Angeles ...
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How can I make Excel conditionally highlight cells based on the contents of cells? [duplicate]

I have a few things that I would like to do on Excel: How do you highlight a row [A-U] if only the first cell A has had text entered in it? When you enter text in cell A cells B-U have a yellow ...
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Excel Title Row — Not part of the count when using conditional formatting

I would like to set my Excel document to color every tenth line in the document using conditional formatting -- without counting the header row as row 1. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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Color scale for text values in Excel

I would like to apply color scale on text values. But unfortunately, it works only on numbers! I’m doing this to easily identify the repeated values sorted by other column. This image explains the ...
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How do I format cells in one column based off cells in another column?

So I found some similar questions to this already answered here, but they don't go deep enough for what I want to do, and was hoping to find some more help. At a high level I want to format some ...
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Creating a list from another list's value

How can I populate a cell with a list as a result of a condition from another dropdown list? I have a dropdown list, when I select a value from it I will need to populate the cell beside it with ...
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Conditional format cells, based on their text value in Libre Office

This is driving me crazy. I try to set up the simplest conditional rule, but it will not work: format cells based on their text value. The sense is to colorize a separator line. Until now I had ...
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Change value color in a specific column/row/cell if not equal to another specific column/row/cell

I have column A and column B. Column B's rows contain one of the values A, B, C, or D. The user needs input in column A any change to the value in column B. If there is no change, or the value is the ...
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Excel 2010 Custom Formula / Conditional Formatting to highlight data that is greater than Twice the Value of Original Cell

I am trying to figure out how to indicate cells that are greater than twice the value when compared to a specific cell. For example, a value of .1 compared to .18 would be OK but .1 compared to .2 ...
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Conditional Formatting Cells with Different Values for Rows with the Same Value in Specific Column

I need to conditionally format cells with different values between the same columns, if their value for a specific column is the same. Scenario My spreadsheet is a contacts database, where each row ...
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Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting

I have a spreadsheet for taskers with due dates. I have used conditional formatting to change the font color to red for pass due and yellow for approaching due dates...now i need to add another ...
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How can I use Excel data bars to format cells with text values?

I'm creating a spreadsheet for project planning and have a column that lists estimated effort as follows: Unknown Very High High Medium Low Very Low None I like the visual cues provided by ...
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How to highlight calendar cells based on given start and end date

For a while now, a coworker has been using a chart similar to the one shown below and wants to automate it (i've already added the days before/after due date). The chart is printed or worked on at ...
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Conditional Formatting if one time is greater than the other

I'm attempting to get excel to conditionally format a cell based on if it is 5 minutes greater than the value in the column next to it. It's to compare times to see if a person was late to work, we ...
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Highlight Duplicates Not Next To Each Other Using Conditional Formatting

We have a list of parts in Excel in a certain order. For reasons I won't get into, we need to highlight when there are duplicates that aren't next to each other. Currently, I'm using this formula in a ...
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Is there anyway to format negative numbers in red in a table in Powerpoint 2010?

I have tables of data and I want the negative numbers to show up in red (similar to what you would do in Excel). Does powerpoint have this capability?
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How to combine data from two sheets and conditionally format rows based on sheet of origin

I have 3 sheets in Excel "Open", "New", "Combine" "Open" Sheet (Old list) Ticket ID | Priority | Department | Status 36009 | 1 | Finance | 01-Open 34781 ...
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How to apply conditional formatting only to cells that contain a subtotal formula

I have a list of values, I have to alternate color of each row (that works fine). In that list I also have subtotals, calculated using the SUBTOTAL function. How would I be able to give just the ...