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 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 ...
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How to compare cell contents in Excel?

I have an Excel sheet. Row number 2 contains date values in each cell. For each cell in the sheet I want to check if the value in row 2 in my column equals some cell (let's say EG67, also dates). How ...
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Alternating Row Colour with Conditional Formatting in Excel 2011 for Mac?

Does anyone know how to create a formula that causes the row colour to alternate when using conditional formatting?
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Excel Conditional Formatting for Cell condition in Range

How do I reference another cell in my conditional formatting? I want an entire range to highlight in green if a particular cell in that range is populated with "y".
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Is there a formula that I can use so that I can get a cell on Sheet 1 to have exactly the same formatting as a cell on Sheet 2?

I am using an excel spreadsheet to record skill competencies of staff. Sheet 1 will act as a "master" sheet reflecting the skill competencies of all staff (ie different employee in each column) and ...
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Adding conditional formatting to the status line in GNU screen

In GNU screen in the status it is possible to put conditional things, such as %?%F%{+b r}%:%{+b b}%? %F is the test; if true it turns on bold red formatting %{+b r}, whereas if false it turns on ...
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Excel 2007 formatting using a range

I'm formatting a calendar on multiple sheets in excel, with the weekends highlighted. I'd like to format all the sheets from a table of 1s & 0s I generated to match different years. Unfortunately, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Excel 2013 - Problems splitting cell containing two decimal numbers

I need to separate values that look like this and are in one column in an excel spreadsheet. 48.116667, 11.55 I though this would be easy and did this: Select the column, click on (Data Ribbon) - ...
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Excel 2011 conditional formatting, problems w/ adding deleting rows [duplicate]

I have a standard form I use that requires an row to be highlighted one of 7 colors when a condition is met in a cell in that row. The form varies wildly in length. Currently, I am using conditional ...
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A formula to check if the date is older or equal to 60 days and another columns cell is equal to a value

I have tried using conditional formatting and managed to get the first part of the formula to work. =D2:D999<=TODAY()-60 I want to then also check if the value of what is in column G is equal to ...
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Conditional formatting excel conundrum

I have a list of values in excel. I would like to highlight a cell if its more than 1.5 higher or lower than the value before it or after it. Is this possible? Thanks guys!!
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Excel: Different background colors on condition

The problem I have a Excel sheet that contains a status column. Number Status Name ------------------------------------- 1 not implemented feature 1 2 completed ...
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Excel for Mac 2011 - Conditional Format - Look inside formula for sheet reference

I would like to use conditional formatting to locate all cells on a large sheet (Sheet 1) that have a reference to another sheet (Sheet 2) within a formula in a cell on Sheet 1. I was hoping I could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 2007: finding duplicates ACROSS multiple columns [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Excel 2010 conditional formatting: selectively highlighting duplicates First of all, this is basically a cut-and-paste of another question regarding Excel 2010. When I ...
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Excel conditional formatting, greater than a year

I am working on a spreadsheet that logs the dates parts were sent out and would like to apply conditional formatting to the dates. I would like if over 3 years ago, if over 2 years ago, if over 1, ...
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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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How to apply conditional fomatting for a MAX value to a range of cells

I have a table that is five cells wide by twenty high with a sum function at the end (e.g. cel A20). I want to highlight the column that results in the highest SUM. How do I use conditional formatting ...
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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 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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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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Setting background colour of cells based on their string length

Suppose I have this column of data Canada Chile China ... How do I set the background colour of each cell if the length of the string in it is greater than say 5? ('Canada' cell would be ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Excel INDIRECT function and conditional formatting - highlighting a row

I'm having an issue with conditional formatting using the INDIRECT function. I'm doing something similar to Using INDIRECT and AND/IF for conditional formatting , but the only answer there isn't ...
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Apply strike out text on row

I have a question about Excel 2007 and I'm not sure if its even possible, but if any community can help it's here. I want to strike out all the text for all cells in a row if the text in column A ...
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How do I format each cell in column FOO in Excel if the len() of the cell value is longer then BAR?

If this is the wrong place to ask this let me know. Here is the formula I have right now: =LEN($A$2)>$AB$11 Applies to: =$A$2 That works great for the one cell. I need it to apply to each ...
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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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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 ...