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 search Excel conditional formatting formula with specific text

Sorry I did try to search but could not find a question similar to what I want. My Question: Is there any easy way I could search all conditional formatting that has formula with specific text? I ...
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Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting for a range based on “Less Than” and “OR”

How do I use conditional formatting on a range of values such that every third cell should be filled with a particular color if the value entered in that cell is lower than values in any of the three ...
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How to use a color coded drop down in Excel across multiple sheets?

I have seen a few examples on how to create a color coded drop down in an excel spreadsheet. An example of what to do can be seen here. ...
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Highlighting Cells in Excel based on the Value Associated with the Cell

I have two sheets: Users in their respective groups and A compilation of those same users with an expiration date. I'd like to highlight any cell in the the first sheet if their respective date ...
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Excel Conditional Formatting: 3 color scale scoring fuzzy matched data for Windows [duplicate]

This question is posted as a spinoff from here - the post cited is about Mac where as this is about Windows: Conditional Formatting: 3 color scale showing text relevance in Excel for Mac Is ...
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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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Conditional formatting in Excel 2013 based on inequality between two cells

This is part of a problem for college for which I can't find a solution. Use conditional formatting to format, in blue and bold, the value in column 8 for which the value in column 5 is greater ...
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How to suppress repeating values in a manner that takes into account previous conditional formatting? (Google Calendar-like scheduling blocks)

I'm in the process of creating a scheduling template. I'm trying to figure out how I create a conditional formatting formula for suppressing repeating values that takes into account the conditional ...
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How can conditional formatting be used for duplicate cells on different sheets?

I have set up multiple tabs on excel 2013, I have created a conditional format to highlight box red when duplicate information is entered. However I would like this also to happen on the different ...
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Excel 2013: Conditional Formatting changes after Query has run

I have conditional formatting on Columns A to N. Columns F to N are updated every time I open the spreadsheet as it pulls info from a SQL script. The problem I'm having is the following: My ...
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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 in Excel 2013

Hi I want use conditional formatting. On this values: everything works, but when i change values (mid and max values are similiar) to: conditional Formatting do not works. What I do bad?
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Correct use of the Formula type in Excel Colour Scales

I'm trying to work some trickery in excel where each cell in a row is shaded based on how many have been completed: So the idea is that as more of the columns in the row are ticked the whole row ...
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How to put conditional formatting in a cell from another excel worksheet [closed]

It's hard to describe what I want, I'm not really familiar with Excel condition terms but it is basically just like this: Worksheet= Dr. castro patient consultations A B C D E ...
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Conditional Formatting from Helloh, for a Noob

I'm going to try my best to explain what I need to figure out. Also, for you to understand exactly how mind bending this is for me, I haven't used an Excel formula since 2005/2006ish. We're doing a ...
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How to format cells between two dates with a colour based on a value in vba?

(apologies if this question is difficult to understand, i'm unable to post an image) I've tried finding a solution for this online but haven't had much luck. Ideally, I want to use conditional ...
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How to use Color Bar for String Values in Excel 2010

I like to color the backgrounds of the cells which has similar values. There are huge no. of such values so it is not possible to create condition/rule for each. I am looking for a shortcut. Like this ...
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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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Automatically format currency based on adjacent column - Excel

Using Excel and need a little help with a simple formula. I know conditional formatting should do the trick here, however, I need help creating the exact formula for my need. In column A I write the ...
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VBA Macro to sort and apply conditional formating to a range of cells with dynamic number of rows

I have a range (the image below). Please note that: Range is generated by another application, so number of rows is ever changing, and is not formatted as an Excel 'table' The number of columns, ...
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How can I set up this conditional formatting in Excel 2010?

We create sections by highlighting an area in Excel 2010 and clicking ALL BORDERS. We want to set it so that any time you type "REPLA" between columns J and Q, the line that "REPLA" is in will Fill ...
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Is it possible to get array/CSE formulas to work with conditional formatting?

I am trying to get a CSE formula to work with conditonal formatting. When using CSEs with cells, you hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, but it appears that this key combination doesn't register in the conditional ...
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How to change a row of cells on excel 2010 depending on different cell data

Can anyone help me with a problem I'm having on excel 2010 please? I am trying to change the colour of part of a row of cells when certain data is input. For example I want cells A13 to G13 to ...
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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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Excel 2010 crashes: Excel.exe 0xc0000005 when trying to highlight from pivot table

One of our users uses pivot tables a lot. She often called me about Excel crashing from time to time without being able to reproduce the problem. Today we have found a way to reproduce the crash every ...
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Excel - Using condtional formatting in a count down of the date

So i am using Excel Mac 2008, i want a formula where i enter a date and if the date is less than 5 days from today, it turns bold and red. can anyone help me figure this out? I have a formula that ...
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Excel: Dual graded color scales

Is it possible to do conditional formating for two graded color scales over the same cells? For example I wish to conditionally format a cell such that its color is: Green to Blue graded scale for ...
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Conditional formatting duplicates for highlighted cells

I would like to conditionally highlight cells in a row. When the items in column B are duplicates then cells in columns B and C should be highlighted. The value 7264 in column B has duplicates so ...
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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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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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How do I keep Conditional Formatting formulas and ranges from automatically changing?

I've found that Conditional Formatting formulas and ranges will automatically adjust when you copy, delete, or move data around in a spreadsheet. While this is a nice idea, it tends to break things ...
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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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Conditional Formatting a date/time comparison

The function I'm working on specifically compares & colors a daily recurring time range set in 2 different cells. A specific date in the target cells (produced by a formula) compare to that daily ...
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Excel Conditional Formatting if one column equal to another

This should be the simplest example of conditional formatting but I can't figure it out. I havave two columns seperated by several dozen other columns ('C'-original data, 'BO'- calculated value) and I ...
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Color every Cell that contains the number '0'

My problem is most likely a completely trivial one, but at the moment I'm completely out of ideas. I want to color all cells in a certain working area depending on what single digit number they ...
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How do you have a conditional formatting rule in Excel apply to a discontiguous range of cells?

I have an Excel workbook with 10 worksheets. Each sheet has a column named status. Depending on the value of status ("on time", "at risk", "completed"), I want to format the cell background with a ...
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Account based Conditional Formatting

I have two accounts in Outlook 2013, my work Exchange account and my personal Hotmail account. I am trying to conditionally format the tasks and emails in my To-Do List based on which account they ...
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conditional format that would highlight an entire Row based on two criteria

Can someone help me please with a conditional format that would highlight an entire row in Excel 2010 if column B on my spreadsheet has any of these Letters (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,Z) and column C has the ...
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Changing a row's color depending on the value ( TEXT ) of a cell [duplicate]

In a cell, I have the choice of YES and NO for values. I would like to know how to change the background color for other cells in the same row depending on the value of the first without changing the ...
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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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Conditional formatting to highlight the whole row if a cell is left blank

Could anyone tell me please how to highlight a row if the first cell in that row is missing a value?
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For Excel how do I create a field that automatically generates a sequential number

How do I create a field that automatically generates a unique number when I enter a new record in a table ? I have a list of numbers in the B column. I want the numbers in column A to automatically ...
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Excel Conditional Formatting cell's value that has number suffix, like 99th, 23rd, or 1st

So I am filling a cell with Blue, Green, Yellow, or Red based on a Percentile Rank that is returned, that is numbers like ( >=90th=Blue, >=60th=Green, >=30th=Yellow, <30th=Red ) Currently ...
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Conditional format cells that are duplicated in every column

I have a table in which every column describes a product and every row is responsible for one attribute of the product. I want to highlight cells which are duplicated in every column. I have for ...
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How to color rows based on cell value in Open/Libre Office

How do you automatically set the background color of an entire row based on the value of a specific column in that row in Open/Libre Office? There are similar questions for Excel, but this doesn't ...
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Excel conditional formatting fragmentation

Often, I create a sheet with conditional formatting, and set the cell ranges so that the conditional formatting rules are only applied once to a range of cells, e.g. Make $A$1:$A$30 red and Make ...
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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 ...
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Conditional Formatting - Highlight An Entire Row by Comparing Two Cells of a Column

I've dug through the questions on this site and they address both problems I have, but separately. I've been trying to combine the solutions for a couple hours with no success. Basically, I would ...
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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 ...