# Tagged Questions

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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
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1 not implemented feature 1
2 completed ...

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### Excel Column Formatting

I am looking to Format a column of text in excel for example
A
ABC123
123DGF
ABC124
NMO445
B
Corp
Acct
Corp
HR
I want excel to notice the text entered in column A and then ...

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

I have two sheets:
Users in their respective groups and
A compilation of those same users with an expiration date.
I'd like to highlight any cell in the the first sheet if their respective date ...

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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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### Conditional Formatting: 3 color scale showing text relevance in Excel for Mac

Is there a way to use conditional formatting in the following manner in Excel? (For those who are curious, I am using Excel 2010 for Mac)
I want Cell B2 to be green when A2 says "John likes green ...

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### How to put conditional formatting in a cell from another excel worksheet [closed]

It's hard to describe what I want, I'm not really familiar with Excel condition terms but it is basically just like this:
Worksheet= Dr. castro patient consultations
A B C D E
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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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### Conditionnal Formatting with Dynamic Custom Formatted Date

My problem is that I want to color in red a list Custom Formatted Dates when the date is overdue.
For instance, I got two actions:
Buy Bread : Must be finished before 27/01
Buy Milk : Must be ...

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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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### Is it possible to get array/CSE formulas to work with conditional formatting?

I am trying to get a CSE formula to work with conditonal formatting. When using CSEs with cells, you hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, but it appears that this key combination doesn't register in the conditional ...

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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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### Conditional formatting from another conditional format in Excel

In Sheet X I have a bunch of cells that are conditionally formatted with a fill color. I want the colors from Sheet X to be dynamically updated to Sheet Y and Sheet Z. That is, if cell X:3:D is ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...

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### How can I express “if column A is greater than column B, format column B”

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.
So if B is equal to or greater ...

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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?
For instance, ...

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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 ...

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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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### Conditional formatting issues in Excel

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 ...

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### Conditional formatting to highlight the whole row

I would like to highlight the whole row 5 if J5="T".
I used to do it with the old Excel, the 2010 conditional formatting ignores it. So my rule is like this and it does not work. I used the formula ...

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### How to change cell color based on today's date in Excel 2010

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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### 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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### Highlight a row where a value changes relative to previous row (Conditional Formatting?)

I have a spreadsheet with lots of data. The data is grouped so that all the rows with a certain value in one column (say C) are grouped together. I want to highlight the "boundaries" - i.e., the first ...

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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.
How would one apply conditional formatting to this range, so that TRUE cells are Green, and FALSE cells are RED?

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### Excel conditional formatting multiple repeating rows

I'm using Excel 2010
I have a monthly menu. menu days are listed by row with 2 menu items list for each day.
Col-C Col-D
Day 1
Cheesburger
Hamburger
Day 2
Taco
Quesadilla
Day 3
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### Excel: Conditional Formatting (Highlighting) Values Based on Another Worksheet

I have a workbook that has two worksheets.
The first worksheet is simply a list of the first 78,498 prime numbers in a single column, A1-A78498.
The second worksheet has a grid of numbers from 1 to ...

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### How can I alternate grid background color in excel when a value of a single column changes?

How can I alternate grid background color in excel when a value of a single column changes?
Such as this:
I would want to do this with conditional formatting, but I can't figure out how to.

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### How to hide number but keep Excel cell background color?

I got a sheet like the below figure. I want to hide all the number and just keep the background color. How can I do it?