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 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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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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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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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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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, 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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How to avoid apply to range in copying conditional formatting in excel 2007

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to use conditional formatting to highlight specific days of the week AND time periods?

This answer regarding formatting on date time information Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting - TIME is a very, very technical answer that, in truth, I don't really understand! Hey-ho, I can deal with ...
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Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting

I have a spreadsheet for taskers with due dates. I have used conditional formatting to change the font color to red for pass due and yellow for approaching due dates...now i need to add another ...
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Highlight Duplicates Not Next To Each Other Using Conditional Formatting

We have a list of parts in Excel in a certain order. For reasons I won't get into, we need to highlight when there are duplicates that aren't next to each other. Currently, I'm using this formula in a ...
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Is there anyway to format negative numbers in red in a table in Powerpoint 2010?

I have tables of data and I want the negative numbers to show up in red (similar to what you would do in Excel). Does powerpoint have this capability?
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Conditional formatting

What I am looking to do is have a conditional format set up so that if row G contains the value "In progress" "With 3rd Party" or "Identifying" and row H, J or K contain no value then highlight rows A ...
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Conditional Formatting for one cell value in a list, another cell blank

Looking for how to do Conditional Formatting for the following rule: If a number in a cell equals one of a list of particular numbers, then information MUST be entered into an additional cell. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Conditional Formatting duplication in Excel 2013

On looking for solutions, some seem to have found the answer ... which unfortunately, does not seem to work for me in Excel 2013 (apparently the issue existed already in 2007... but did not get solved ...
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Change value color in a specific column/row/cell if not equal to another specific column/row/cell

I have column A and column B. Column B's rows contain one of the values A, B, C, or D. The user needs input in column A any change to the value in column B. If there is no change, or the value is the ...
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Formatting of entire column based on the grand total using color scale?

This might be answered somewhere else, but I haven't been able to find a solution to this. The question is how to use color scale for entire column just based on grand total. I have attached the ...
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Update conditional formatting cell references when conditional formatting is applied to new cell

I am applying conditional formatting to cells on my spreadsheet, using the following formula in cell C6: =INDEX('All Time'!$F$2:$F$550,MATCH(INDEX('All Time'!**$A$7**:$A$550,MATCH("*",'All ...
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conditional formatting of pie chart segments

i have a very simple pie chart - developed in excel for mac 2011. each segment of the chart represents a 'group' and is sized relative to a column of data called 'count'. there is a second column ...
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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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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 ...