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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Conditional formatting in Excel 2010 - Highlight a whole row in which a cell value falls between a specific day range

I need the whole row highlighted in yellow if the value entered in a cell (in Column C) falls between the 6th and 19th of any month or year, or in blue if it's between the 20th and the 5th. Thank you ...
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Excel - Conditional formatting retention through data validation in another sheet

I have applied conditional formatting in an Excel sheet (Sheet2) to change the font color in column A if the result in the adjacent cell in column B is "No." I then used this conditionally formatted ...
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Use Conditional Formatting on a Cell Based on matching a value in a range

I want to change the cell background of a cell (M16) if the number in it matches one of the numbers in a table of random numbers (M3:Q12) Table of numbers - M3:Q12 Cell I want to format is M16. ...
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How to get Excel conditional formating to recognize boolean operations

I have constructed a spreadsheet to color code incoming scientific data based on different levels of criteria. My problem is with data coming in as 'less than'. For example, if the data shows ...
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Conditional formatting to mark rows depending on contents

I have an excel sheet that for the forseeable future will remain as a Work In Progress regarding a project. To easily be able to keep track of rows that need some work I would like to create a macro ...
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A Conditional Format to change the background color but keep the Date format

I have and OpenOffice Calc document that has a "table" with Text, Numeric and Date columns. I have a conditional format making every odd row have a different background color so it will be easier to ...
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Conditional formatting based on specific cells

Is it possible to set conditional formatting based on a value written in a specific cell? I would like to colour the rows of saturday and sunday and not colour the working days. The condition is ...
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Align rows from different columns (which contain some cells that have identical values) using simple formula in Excel

I have 2 tables in Excel and I am trying (via Excel formula) to match/align some rows (ones that contain identical letters for the sake of the example included below). Btw, I don't mind aligning Table ...
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Dealing with absolute references in a conditional formatting macro

Say I have the following simple data in Excel: A B C D E F G 2 1 3 2 5 4 2 4 2 1 3 2 5 2 1 3 2 4 I want to set up ...
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Adding a date to a formula in excel [closed]

=$M2="COMPLETED" I am using this formula to shade a row when COMPLETED is written in column M, but I would prefer the 'date' or 'COMPLETED and the date' but can't seem to work out how to do this. ...
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Formatting - conditional - vlookup- values from one cell to another different worksheets based on value

I would like to be able to enter a part# in column L of sheet 2 and a formula would look through column A of sheet 1 for a match, and then return their price from column F of sheet 1 into column K of ...
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Excel VBA - Conditionally format a cell using 2-color scale based on 2 values (max/min) on other cells

I'm trying to write VBA codes to conditionally format (2-color scale) cell A1 based on its value that between is >= cell A2 and <= cell A3. I'm using cells A2 and A3 so I can change the specific ...
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EXCEL: Icon Conditional Formatting Based on Range of Values

I am creating a spreadsheet for work and I need to format cells such that I get a green check mark when the value in the cell is between 100 and 101, yellow ! if it is between 97 and 100, and red X if ...
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Excel: Conditional formatting not filling in cells if adjacent cell is filled

I am trying to fill a pair of cells in if both are blank. Which works unless the cell next to the pair is filled in. How do I go about resolving this issue? Formula: =AND(ISBLANK(F2),ISBLANK(G2)) ...
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Combining the ISBLANK and Date function

I have been searching through forums and can not figure out how to succesfully combine the two functions ISBLANK and a date function. What I need to do is use this formula in google sheets for ...
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how to highlight the cell with the max value

given a range of non adjacent columns (not sure if it matters if they're adjacent) i.e F1:F100,J1:J100,N1:N100 for each row i'd like to highlight the cell with the maximum value. i tried ...
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How do I apply conditional formatting to many workbooks?

I have 120 similar excel workbooks. They each have one sheet containing a small customer databases. I want to apply conditional formatting to all these workbooks. I can do it in one workbook. Is ...
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How do I use an IF-THEN or Condition Statement for Excel 2013?

What would the condition statement be if I wanted all my sold items to go red in column F, but leave the ones un-shaded that have the word "Received" also in column F? The Headings of my Excel sheet ...
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How to use Conditional Formatting to change text color to match conditional fill color

I have used the Conditional Formatting to change the Cell fill color based on the percentage number. However, I would like to hide the text so I just have a bunch of colored squares with no value ...
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Excel: Conditional formatting for column merge

I'm looking to create a timetable that is formed by combining material from several worksheets. It does not seem to be possible to automatically consolidate text from several worksheets, but it is, of ...
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Finding Clustered/Consecutive Values in Excel

I am trying to find values in an Excel spread sheet where numbers greater than 0 will be highlighted. However, those highlighted must be clustered, consecutive numbers which should be (at least) three ...
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Conditionally change colors of events in calendar on mac?

Is it possible to conditionally change colors of particular events in calendar for mac ? the same way week cal on iOS works? Maybe with applescript? I havent found any apps for mac that can do that. ...
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How do i right align an icon set arrow under conditional formatting so that both number and arrow are on right side of cell neatly together?

Cell displays a conditional format arrow Icon set which is on far left side of cell. The number in that cell is right aligned and I want to bring the arrow directly next to the number. I want the ...
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Excell 2007 conditional formatting

I have created an excel spreadsheet where in each cell there is a formula which gives a value with two decimals. I need to use the conditional formatting to highlight the cells in which the second ...
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How to highlight where a number in another cell falls in a column? Bracket it with the next highest and next lowest?

This is probably an easy fix. I have one cell (Cell B8) with say the number 2000 in it. I have another column of 6 numbers (Cell A1 to A6) (Say 4000, 3050, 2100,2100, 1150, 200) that will change with ...
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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 ...