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I would like to use the color scale conditional format on a column in Excel. I had to change some of the numbers to text because I wanted to distinguish between when the value was <1% and actually 0%. But when I did that, it messed up the color scale: enter image description here

You can see that when there is text that reads "<1%" it removes the color formatting. How do I make it keep the formatting for those? I'd like it to be the same color as 0%.

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    Setup a second condition for when the cell's value is ="<1%" Dec 16, 2019 at 18:09
  • @cybernetic.nomad that will not integrate in the color scale, though.
    – teylyn
    Dec 16, 2019 at 19:49

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Setup a conditional format with the following formula:

=AND(A1>0,A1<0.01)

And apply the following custom number format:

<1%

Then apply the second condition with the gradient.

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You should end up with something like this:

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(note the value of cell A1)

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  • I did not realize you could create multiple conditional formats! Thank you!! Dec 17, 2019 at 12:56
  • If that answer works for you, then you should accept it. That way everyone will know your question has been asnwered. Dec 18, 2019 at 15:26

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