Conditional Format Limitation

Sep 2, 2009

I am working on Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 excel and am having trouble with my coniditional formats. I need to have 4 but can only have 3. Is there a simplae way around this? if not let me describe what i want to do and maybe there is a coded solution.

In columns N, R, V and Z i will have % increase in sales over a period. Below 0% would be red, between 0-5% is Amber, 5-10 is Green and over 10% is Purple. Is there a simple code that can be applied to this?

I can define the paramteres in excel in the row columns below.


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Steven Auto Merged Post;Oops . . . forgot to attach. See attached.

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Disregard the First Table. I cant remove it. refer to the Second Table

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