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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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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Restricting symbols allowed in cells of Excel spreadsheet

I need to format some Excel cells to allow currency (decimal point) only to be entered. Some employees completing the form enter a colon (:) instead of a decimal point which then results in an ...
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Finding duplicates in a column where the cells hold a formula

I have a workbook with 3 sheets. Sheet "PS", column A contains a list of player names that stays static. Each week, each person in column A sends me a name from an available list. They are allowed ...
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Excel conditional formatting comparing date and time to current date and time

I have a style sheet in which I have to dates with times ----------------- 29/09/2011 12:00 29/09/2011 14:00 ----------------- If current date and time is 29/09/2011 11:50 then row is green If ...
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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, 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Conditional Formatting with more than one variable

If ( cell A10 =2 ) AND ( cells C10:c15 through d10:d15 are blank) Then color cells c10:15 through d10:15 red I can do one or the other but can't figure out how to make it meet both criteria prior ...
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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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Can someone tell me why this conditional formatting is wrong? Date ranges

I'm just literally doing a 3-color scale like so: Minimum: =($L$3-TODAY())<7 Midpoint: =($L$3-TODAY())<14 Max: =($L$3-TODAY())>14 I thought this would be correct but it won't format ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 to copy a column with conditional format by “value” - Libreoffice 4.1

I have a column with data and a conditional format that change, for instance, the background of some cells. I would like to copy this column with the resulting format in another place "by value", I ...
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Using variables to conditionally format Pivot Table in Excel 2007

I have data in a Pivot Table which I need to conditionally format. How can you do this using one column as a variant to determine the colour of the corresponding cell (e.g. Region and then Month, then ...
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my toggle formula appears to be interfering with my conditional formatting

My toggle formula appears to be interfering with my conditional formatting. This formula { =IF(K805=TRUE, "8 Cmplt", "2 Pending") } yields me a working toggle button but it doesn't turn the ...
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Copy the results of conditional formats which use sums to colour cells

I have set up a number of rules in some conditional formatting which results in colouring cells on a sheet of about 2,500 rows. I need to be able to copy the resulting formatting colours, to issue ...
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Use the formatting from data table cells for drop down table results

I am setting up a risk ranking table and risk analysis spreadsheet in Excel 2010 The user selects from two drop down boxes (liklihood and consequence) and it gives the corrosponding result. I have ...
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OPEN OFFICE CALC - How do I use conditional formatting give me a background based on the distance from a date AND value of a cell?

If I have "Alpha", "Bravo" or "Charlie" in column "A" and "Annual", "Semi-Annual" or a blank cell in column "B", How can I use conditional formatting to change the background color of a cell in the ...