I am using Microsoft spreadsheet to record the numeric values in columns. I would like to compute the minimum of the row and want to highlight it when the cursor moves to next row.

Could you kindly suggest alternatives to do this ?

Edit 2 :

If this possible in Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc?

  • Just to clarify, which are you actually using- Works Spreadsheet or Excel?
    – Adam Ryan
    Oct 31, 2009 at 1:25
  • works spreadsheet...
    – joe
    Oct 31, 2009 at 17:40

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To highlight it right away (without actually moving to the next row), use conditional formatting, like:

Cell value is less than or equal to MIN($A1:$ZZ1)

In OpenOffice.org:

Result in OpenOffice.org


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