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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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 ...
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Is it possible to save conditional formatting rules for reuse in a new workbook?

I want to make some rules that I can haves saved that I can easily apply to new workbooks as needed. It's a pain doing it how I currently do where I'm always having to go back through and recreate ...
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Conditional date formatting

The following needs to happen: Enter a goal date in cell C1 and enter actual completion date in D1 when project complete D1 will remain blank until project is complete. If D1 is blank: STATE 1 -- ...
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Excel cell formatting to fill color

I'm doing some excel formatting, with below formula being used: =IF(OR(ISBLANK(E23),ISBLANK(E24),ISBLANK(E25)),"Section Incomplete","Section Complete") Basically, When the cells E23, E24 and E25 ...
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How to conditionally create a hyperlink based on value of a cell

ColA Col B ColC Project A A.pdf A.pdf Project B No Link I have a list of project records. One column (e.g., B) ...
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Recolour a single occurrence of a recurring appointment in Outlook 2010

Brief: Recolour a single occurrence of a recurring appointment. I have the following recurring appointment: Subject: Maths 104 Date: N/A (series) Time: Thursday 12pm Recurring: Weekly (4th March to ...
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How to format a date field based on whether the date has passed?

I am trying to create an Excel spreadsheet where, when I input a date: if that date is within 30 days it will go yellow, if the date has already gone then it goes red, and if the date is more than ...
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How do you use conditional formatting in Excel to format based on previous cell information?

I have a document that is created to monitor complaince. I would like to have the following rules: Highlight the cell if it meets a goal - I've figured this out and the formatting works. Highlight ...
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Conditional Formatting to highlight dates past due

I have a spreadsheet which indicates when dates listed in Column N are coming up within the next 30 days (red, italic text) or are overdue (red, italic text and yellow cell fill). I have achieved ...
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Alternate grid background color in excel when a value of a single column changes?

I need a formula for conditional formatting to make an Excel 2010 spreadsheet alternate highlighting when a single column changes. This question, "How can I alternate grid background color in excel ...
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Why am I getting unexplained vertical lines in the center of merged cells?

I am working on a spreadsheet that merges 20 columns into a single row. This row is conditionally formatted to display a data bar, of a proportional length based on a set of values from 0 to 275 that ...
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How can I format data bars based on value in Excel 2010?

I have a dataset containing values from 0 to 584. I would like to illustrate this using data bars, but I would like the databars to be green when the number is greater than 150, and red when the ...
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how can I use conditional formatting in excel to search for a list of values

I have two columns of data, one which contains a large number of values (column a), while the other contains a smaller amount of values(column e). I was wondering if anyone knew how to search for and ...
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Excel, Pasting text with hyperlinks, conditional formatting for doubles

I have a list of names that I paste, individually, from a site into a column of cells in a table. I have conditional formatting to tell me if there are doubles. However, when I copy straight from ...
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Formatting Entire Row with Multiple Rules

I would like to change the formatting (specifically text color) for an entire row based on which selection is chosen from a drop down list in Column C. Example: If C2 equals 'XX'(one of the ...
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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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Conditionally formatting a cell in a pivot table based on a range of cells grouped by a Column Label

Within my pivot table I currently have cells conditionally formatted- Value=1, Green and Value=0, Yellow. I would like to conditionally format based upon all the values within a row label underneath a ...
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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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Highlight row when two columns contain specified values

I have 2 columns "N" and "O" . Both columns can contain "x". If column N has an x and column O is null then highlight the line. This should apply to the entire worksheet. Thanks so much in advance. ...
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Format columns matching drop down value Excel 2003/VBA

I have a drop down in Excel to allow user to select a comparison bank. When a bank is selected for comparison all occurrences of that bank are highlighted in the tables below the drop down. Here is ...
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Is it possible to have a conditional formatting cell “visually cycle” through all the formats that evaluated true?

Like the title says, "In Excel, when a cell has multiple conditional formatting rules that evaluate true, is it possible to have the cell "visually cycle" through all the formats that evaluated true? ...
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Excel 2007 conditional formatting rule using formula to highlight a row based on matching text between columns

I am checking accountability of whether my office is creating source acknowledgement reports "C", recommended whenever a reference document "A" is read, and required whenever an article "B" is ...
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Conditionally generate Excel sheet

I currently have an excel sheet that is used to record daily a bunch of parameters. Currently, I have a folder for each year, containing a folder for each month, inside of which I have an excel file ...
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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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Excel 2011 Conditional Formatting: compatibility issues

I would like to create a workbook in Excel 2011 for Mac that is fully usable in Excel 2003 (on Windows XP, Compatibility Pack installed). The purpose is a semi-automatic calendar, where one enters ...
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Excel: How to format each group of data separately

Is it possible to automatically color each row of data, so that the beginning and end of each day is more visible? Do you think I can do that with conditional formatting? Something like the following ...
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Set an Excel cell's color based on multiple other cells' colors

I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet for a list of products and a bunch of factors to rate each one on, and I'm using Conditional Formatting to set the color of the cells in the individual attribute ...
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Excel 2007 - Conditional Formatting: Compare 3 columns with text - find unique values

I have a spreadsheet with three columns, each column listing the folder names found on a server. Server1 | Server2 | Server3 --------|---------|--------- A | | A ...
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Excel IF Condition

In Excel, how would I perform the following using the IF condition? If cell is empty then set the background color to red. If cell has a value then set the background color to green.
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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 ...