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An Excel column contains a text value representing the category of that row.
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**6**

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**1**answer

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ColA Col B ColC
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**3**answers

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**2**answers

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**3**answers

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**5**

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**1**answer

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**5**

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**2**answers

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**5**

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**1**answer

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I have a spreadsheet with approx 300 rows. Each row has about 15 columns, and each cell contains a numeric value. Each row corresponds to a product.
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**5**

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Using Excel ...

**4**

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**4**answers

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**4**

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**1**answer

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**4**

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**3**answers

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**4**

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**2**answers

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How can I alternate grid background color in excel when a value of a single column changes?
Such as this:
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**4**

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**9**answers

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Is it possible to prevent the contents of specific cells (or entire row or column) from printing in Excel? I need to maintain the cell size. I've been setting the text color to white before printing, ...

**4**

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**1**answer

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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:
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**4**

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**1**answer

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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
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**1**answer

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### Excel 2010 conditional formatting: selectively highlighting duplicates

I'm using Excel 2010 and would like to know if there's any way I can choose conditional formatting to highlight only instances of duplicates when it's found in ALL the columns I chose?
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**2**answers

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### Highlighting Cells in Excel based on the Value Associated with the Cell

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I'd like to highlight any cell in the the first sheet if their respective date ...

**3**

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**1**answer

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### Conditional formatting of TRUE / FALSE values in an Excel 2010 range

I have a range containing formulas that evaluate to TRUE or FALSE.
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**3**

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**2**answers

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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 ...

**3**

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**2**answers

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**2**answers

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I have values in columns A, B, C and D.
column A has text values (any value user ...

**3**

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**1**answer

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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:
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**3**

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**1**answer

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### Transferring Conditional Formatting (without the cell value) in Excel

If I have 3 layers of conditional formatting in a cell (B2) is there a way of transferring the format of cell (B2) to another cell (A2) without copying across the value in the original cell (B2).
...

**3**

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**1**answer

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### Is it possible for Excel to check conditional formatting on key press?

I have defined a conditional formatting for a cell like equal to 'a' but it seems Excel checks conditional formatting after I select another cell (and un-focus the cell which has conditional ...

**3**

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**1**answer

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I'm trying to use conditional formatting to highlight an entire row if the date in column D is greater than the date in column B. I can't seem to make it work. Is it a problem because it's a date ...

**3**

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**1**answer

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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:
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**0**answers

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**2**answers

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Possible Duplicate:
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**2**answers

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I seem to be having a problem with conditional formatting in Excel 2010. I have a set of date points, percentages between 1 and 100. I applied three rules in the following order,
if greater than ...

**2**

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**1**answer

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### Format cell in Excel if contents are a number or a function

I understand conditional formatting but I don't see how it can help me. I'm looking at a sheet with many product entries and for most of them I get values from a table (vlookup) while for others I ...

**2**

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**1**answer

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Possible Duplicate:
Excel 2010 conditional formatting: selectively highlighting duplicates
I have dates that are running off a formula in that column based on information it's collecting ...

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**3**answers

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### conditional formatting for subsequent rows or columns

I have data in a range of cells (say six columns and one hundred rows). The first four column contains data and the sixth column has a limiting value. For data in every row the limiting value is ...

**2**

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**3**answers

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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 ...

**2**

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**4**answers

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### Is it possible to have a conditional formatting cell “visually cycle” through all the formats that evaluated true?

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**2**

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**1**answer

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I'm having trouble with conditional formatting- so would really appreciate some guidance!
I want to format the numbers in column B, relative to the values in column A.
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**1**answer

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How do I Change cell color in Excel 2010 for upcoming or past dates based on 90 days from today. I would be great if I could use 2 color scale but one color will be fine.

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**1**answer

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I have a spreadsheet with columns A-K and rows 1-56. If any value in D3 through J3 goes below 0, I want the entire row (A through K ) to have a special format. I've gotten close in Excel 2010 by using ...

**2**

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**2**answers

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For a long time, I didn't think it was possible to have a Shape (e.g., Text Box) have a value set by formula, but it turns out you can. Similarly, it appears that you can't apply conditional ...

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**2**answers

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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 ...

**2**

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**1**answer

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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 )
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**2**

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**1**answer

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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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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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.
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**2**

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**1**answer

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I have a spreadsheet in OpenOffice V3.3.0 (used in Windows 7 32 bit). One column contains dates (in the format: 14 August 2011 ) and I want to use conditional formatting on those cells depending on ...

**2**

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**1**answer

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### Conditional Formatting to highlight cells with highest frequency

I have an Excel table like the following:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
----------------------
3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1
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**2**

votes

**1**answer

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### Conditional Formatting in Excel

I have a worksheet with a series of rows A1 - H1 etc and a drop down list which lives in H1, I would really like to change the cell styles of all the cells between A1 - H1 based on the value in H1.
...