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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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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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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Vertical Histogram in Excel with Conditional Formatting

I'm able to do data bar conditional formatting in Excel 2010, but I can't figure out how to switch the bar axis to make it vertical. Is there any way around this? Can I simulate a vertical histogram ...
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Excel conditionally format a row based on a cell

I have a table something like this: text1A | text2A | value1A | text3A | value2A text1B | text2B | value1B | text3B | value2B text1C | text2C | value1C | text3C | value2C If the value in column 3 ...
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Excel: Conditional Formatting (Highlighting) Values Based on Another Worksheet

I have a workbook that has two worksheets. The first worksheet is simply a list of the first 78,498 prime numbers in a single column, A1-A78498. The second worksheet has a grid of numbers from 1 to ...
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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 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 ...
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How to show a value of a Cell as it's displayed

I have a cell A2 that shows the value 001. I want to concatenate that value of 001 to a string to show REQ-001. The cell that I want to show this string I have =CONCATENATE("REQ-",A3). But the ...
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How to copy a column with conditional format by “value” - Libreoffice 4.1

I have a column that contains the data and a set of rules for the conditional format of the cells. i.e. the conditional format changes the background colour of some cells if they are negative. I ...
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Outlook conditional formatting for meetings outside normal working hours

I'm trying to get meetings that start before 10:00 AM highlighted in red. I've tried to use the Conditional Formatting feature; in the advanced tab I selected the "Start" field and "on or before" ...
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Excel conditional formatting when part of validation list

I'm trying to use conditional formatting on a cell that is populated via a validation list. It will not format. I try the exact same formatting on another cell which is not populated from a drop ...
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Excel: Detect #N/A (German: #NV) for conditional formatting

I have a huge Excel sheet where I regularly import mass data into. This data is input to calculations per row. Sometimes, the imported data results in a #NV error in the calculated data. I would ...
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EXCEL: How to conditional format a thick bottom border to an entire row based on one column value? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Excel conditional formatting to highlight entire row if one date is not equal to another date in that row I have the following rows... 1 AA 12 13 4 7 1 A ...
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How to hide number but keep Excel cell background color?

I got a sheet like the below figure. I want to hide all the number and just keep the background color. How can I do it?
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How to create a conditional format in excel 2007 from another cell

I have a sheet with 4 fields spanning A3:D3 in D3 I have a conditional format that turns the cell yellow if it equals the word "no contact" How can I get Cells A3:C3 to also turn yellow if this is ...
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customize excel 2010 highlight track changes

Is there any way to customize how Excel highlights cells on Track Changes? My customer requested us to "highlight anything you've changed by changing text color to red," and I'd like to implement ...
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Advanced spreadsheet auto-formatting

Is it possible to autoformat spreadsheet like this IF A1 = C1 then A1:E1 cells background becomes light gray I use OO Calc, but it's ok if you know how to do it in MS Excel or Google spreadsheet
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Excel conditional formatting of row

Can someone please tell me how to highlight multiple cells in a row based on some values in any one of a given number of cells? For example, if in Row 2 any of the cells from D2 to L2 have value "A" ...
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Excel Conditional Formatting Offset Greater than

I need to create a conditional formatting rule that will apply some color if the cell to the left has a value greater than 500, however it is not accepting my formula: =OFFSET(0,-1) > 500 Can ...
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Conditionnal Formatting with Dynamic Custom Formatted Date

My problem is that I want to color in red a list Custom Formatted Dates when the date is overdue. For instance, I got two actions: Buy Bread : Must be finished before 27/01 Buy Milk : Must be ...
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Conditional Formatting Alternating Rows in Excel

I want to apply conditional formatting to change the background color of alternating rows on a spread sheet. The rows will alternate between two colors (yellow and green). The only problem is, that ...
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conditional formatting of entire row from a cell's value in that particular row in Excel 2007

I have viewed the answer for a similar question. If I have several rules for a particular row, (e.g. if cell A2 is 1 then the row is red, if 2 then row is blue, if 3 then row is green, etc...). Having ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Excel conditional formatting if value is between or equal to values

I have been trying to use conditional formatting to create a Gantt chart. So far I have not been very successful. Here is a screenshot of part of the chart: The current formatting is hand made. I ...
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Conditional Formatting: 3 color scale showing text relevance in Excel for Mac

Is there a way to use conditional formatting in the following manner in Excel? (For those who are curious, I am using Excel 2010 for Mac) I want Cell B2 to be green when A2 says "John likes green ...
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Preserve conditional formatting on cut-paste

I have some data from different sources that I'm trying to line up to get a good handle on which fields they have in common and which they don't. To make it easier to see rows, I set up a conditional ...
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Change Excel Worksheet background colour based on values

Hopefully some one can help, but not sure if its possible. I'm using Excel 2010. I want to change the background colour of a whole worksheet to green if the value in cell c20 is equal to or greater ...
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Excel: Conditional formatting using icon sets?

I would like to format the Subtotal row such that within each Subtotal cell is the total and an "icon set" icon that will show if that month is greater than or less than the previous month's total. ...
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Single condtional format rule to apply to a range of cells

I'd like a single conditional format rule I can apply to a range (a columns) so that a number appears in bold if it is greater that the number to its left, like this: 100 200 200 190 200 300 Is ...
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How to do conditional formatting based on several criteria? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatting a column based on another columns cell TEXT (not value) in Excel How can I implement the following as an Excel formula? If column j="renew" or "-" AND the ...
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How to use conditional formatting in excel?

I am trying to make a spreadsheet black out non-needed information for individuals that meet a certain criteria. Their criteria is in column A and I need it to void cells B10:15 through C10:15 and ...
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How can I set conditional formatting to check for equality between columns?

I have a dataset like this in Excel: A B 1 X X 2 X Y 3 Y X 4 Y Y I want to set up conditional formatting such that rows 1 and 4 will be highlighted as green because their A and B cells are ...
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Excel conditional formatting multiple repeating rows

I'm using Excel 2010 I have a monthly menu. menu days are listed by row with 2 menu items list for each day. Col-C Col-D Day 1 Cheesburger Hamburger Day 2 Taco Quesadilla Day 3 ...
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Excel: struggling to use CF to highlight differences between columns in the same row

I have a list of vaules in column A and column B. I need to highlight where there is a difference between values that are in the same row. I've used a simpe formula in B1: $A1<>$B1 (format bold). ...
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Conditional format - change a cell to specific color based on formula

I need to color a cell in Excel 2007 based on a statement like, if B6=H and C6=g then color A6 Blue I have no idea what the proper script would be but here is my guess that does not work: ...
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Conditional Formatting of a Cell Based on Color Value in that Cell in Excel

Is is possible to format a cell based on one component of the RGB value inside of it. For example, let's say I have 3 cells - A1, A2, A3. In A1, I want the cell color to be the shade of red anywhere ...
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Excel 2007 Conditional Formatting is not properly using custom formula provided

In Excel 2007, I want to conditionally color a row if it is odd numbered and then vary the coloring depending on if a specific cell (in column E) in that row contains a number (green) or empty(red). ...
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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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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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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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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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conditional formatting excel 2013

Is there a way to highlight a cell (possibly with conditional formatting) if one of the cells to the left of it has data, but it is empty? for instance, A B C D ...
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Conditional formatting from another conditional format in Excel

In Sheet X I have a bunch of cells that are conditionally formatted with a fill color. I want the colors from Sheet X to be dynamically updated to Sheet Y and Sheet Z. That is, if cell X:3:D is ...
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Conditional formatting for entire row based on fixed column

How do I create the following conditonal formatting: If the date in G3 is older than today, turn all of row 3 red So in other words I want my entire row to be formatted based on the value in the ...
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Excel conditional formatting based on a formula including a range containing the current cell

I want to change the background of a cell as long as the running total in that column from start to that cell is less than a limit specified in a different cell. Conceptually, the formula should look ...