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 Excel Conditional Formatting

Conditional Formatting
Conditional formatting was first realised in Excel 97, but was very tricky to use or understand and was limited to just 3 conditions. In Excel 2010 it has gotten a complete makeover. You now have one click access to gradients, heat maps and in cell data bars.
 
Here are some of the areas that you can use the Conditional Formatting for:


 

Adding Data Bars (In cell bar charts) to cells based on cell value. Adding colour scales to cells based on the cell value. This is often called a heat map  Adding Icon sets to cells based on the cell value. Adding colour, bold, italics, patterns and so on to cells based on the cell value Quickly identifying cells that are above the average or even identifying values that are top or bottom % of cells.

Being able to quickly identify Duplicate values. Identifying dates that are today, yesterday or last week After you have added colours to cells, sorting these cells by these colours Cells can now meet more than one condition. For example if you have one rule that makes a cell bold and another that makes it red, you can have cells that will fall into both and have bold and red applied to them.  There is no longer a limit of just 3 conditions You can easily manage all of your rules


  

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Excel Conditional Formatting Formula Multiple Conditions
 

1.Select cells A2 through A7. ...
2.Then, click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule.
3.In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, click Use a formula to determine which cells to format.
4.Under Format values where this formula is true, type the formula: =A2>TODAY() ...
5.Click Format.

Conditional formatting quickly highlights important information in a spreadsheet. But sometimes the built-in formatting rules don’t go quite far enough. Adding your own formula to a conditional formatting rule gives it a power boost to help you do things the built-in rules can’t do.