# Conditional Formatting - Highlighting Specific Cells

Jun 7, 2013

I'm having issues with conditional formatting. I used the INDIRECT formula to highlight specific rows.

For example, column A has the days of the week. I wanted the whole row highlighted if it was a Saturday. I used:

=INDIRECT("a"&Row())="Sat"

What I want to do now is to highlight specific cells (Columns F and G) if column A has Friday in it. I do not want the whole row highlighted if it contains Friday.

## Highlighting The Cells Using Conditional Formatting

Aug 19, 2009

Is it possible to highlight a1:h1 if cell a2 contains dark?

i used this code in cell i1-->=MATCH("dark",a2,0)

and i dont know what's next, my friend in the office told me to use conditional formatting.

## Conditional Formatting For Highlighting Cells With Dropdown Values

Mar 19, 2014

I want to highlight all the cells in a worksheet that have dropdown lists in blue color. Not sure how to do it.

## Conditional Formatting - Highlighting Lowest Value Per Row

Apr 6, 2014

I have made a price comparison table.

It is set out as follows:

B = price , C= supplier, code D = price, E = supplier, code F = Price, H = supplier code, J = Price, K, Supplier code, L = Price, M = supplier code, N = price, O = Supplier code.

Each row is a product, so I am trying to compare each suppliers price (B,D,F,H,J,L,N) per row and highlight the cheapest price.

Whenever I get it to work it looks for the cheapest price in the entire table rather than on a row by row basis.

## Conditional Formatting - Highlighting The Value In Particular Cell Red?

May 29, 2014

how to highlight a particular cell red if the value in one cell is less than or equal to the value in another cell. For instance, How do I make it so that the "Hours to go" cell turns red if the value in the "Actual Last Completion" value is less than or equal to the value of "Last Completed" cell?

## Conditional Formatting - Column And Row Highlighting

Nov 5, 2013

I have a query relating to conditional highlighting - specifically highlighting a cell's column and row based upon whether it contains data or not i.e. if it is blank, it's column and row remain unhighlighted, but when it contains data, it's column and row should become highlighted. I could probably manage this myself but I have a few more specific requirements which I have illustrated with a few screenshots, however I can't see how to make these available to view here!I

## Conditional Formatting - Highlighting New Additions To List

Jan 14, 2013

I am wanting to highlight the ID's on list 2 which don't appear on list 1 and vice versa highlight the ID's on list 1 which don't appear on list 2.

## Conditional Formatting / Offset - Highlighting Range?

Feb 2, 2013

I am using this Formula =Sum(Offset(A1,,,D1)) where I put for example number 4 in D1 and I get the sum starting cell A1 till Cell A4

I want the range to be highlighted as well, but I don't know how to do it.

## Conditional Formatting - Highlighting One Or Two Numbers In A Column?

May 18, 2013

I want to have Excel highlight one or two numbers/cells in one column based on the value in another cell. I am attempting to do this using Conditional Formatting.

For example, if X1 is BETWEEN A2 and A3, I want to highlight A2 AND A3. I have used various AND and IF functions to achieve this goal.

Also, if X1 is EQUAL to A2, I want A2 to be highlighted. This is easy to do with a simple formula.

But my problem is this: if X1 is equal to A2, I want ONLY A2 highlighted. If X1 is between A2 and A3, I want BOTH A2 and A3 highlighted. I cannot figure out how to achieve both. For example, when X1 = A3, A2 AND A3 are being highlighted, instead of just A3. I would prefer to do this without a macro, if possible. Can this be done?

Example formulas I have tried which easily achieve the highlighting of two cells when the value is between them:

Condition 1=IF(AND(\$I\$35>I8,\$I\$35<I7),1," ")+IF(\$I\$35<>I7,1," ")
Condition 2=IF(AND(\$I\$35<I6,\$I\$35>I8),1," ")+IF(\$I\$35<>I7,1," ")

It appears that the +IF, etc. functions are not doing anything.

This is more complicated by the fact that the value of, in the above example, I35 is based on a value from another sheet (I used a function to transfer a value from one sheet to I35 in the other sheet). As data are entered on Sheet1, the value in I35 in Sheet2 changes.

## Conditional Formatting Of Dates - Highlighting Of Columns

Jul 11, 2006

Well I spent some time yesterday trying to figure this one out. It was only last week that I have taught myself how to use VBA in excel. However this looks like a though one.

Simply what i would like to do is highlight a column of a certain date (till a certain row number) based on a list of dates.

eg. Across the top I have a set of dates and on another sheet i have a list of dates.

I understand that there is a VBA code for such conditional formatting but i can't get my head around it.

## Conditional Formatting Highlighting Data That Matches On 2 Different Worksheets?

Jul 17, 2012

I have 2 worksheets. One has locations with numbers, example:

275 Location 1
276 Location 2

I have all my locations on the second sheet, but in 2 different columns, listed with numbers only, example:
271 275
272 300

I have 2 scenarios I need help with.

1st:
If any of the numbers on sheet 1 match the numbers in column 1 on sheet 2, highlight the number on sheet 1 in green If any of the numbers on sheet 1 match the numbers in column 2 on sheet 2, highlight the number on sheet 1 in red

2nd:
If the number on sheet 2 matches any number on sheet 1, highlight green

I want these to apply to all the cells that have numbers (it could apply to all cells I guess as it should ignore it if it doesn't match, I would assume)

## Conditional Formatting In Excel For Each Row Showing Max / Highlighting It And Ignoring Zero

Jun 1, 2014

I have a data with say around 500 rows and want to determine MAX for each row and HIGHLIGHT them, also if data in all cells is zero then it should ignore and highlight none.

I have tried this formula
=B2=(MIN(IF(\$B2:\$E2>0,\$B2:\$E2))).

But this highlights all the zeroes, you can refer attachment for sample..

## Excel 2010 :: Highlighting Data Based On Conditional Formatting

Apr 1, 2014

I'm using Excel 2010 on my Mac. I would like to set up the data as follows:

A
B
C
D
E
F

NAME
DATA X
DATA Y
DATA Z
DATA XX
DATA YY

NAME
90%
88.2
410
88.4%
97.8

[Code] ........

Now what I would like to do is have the data in each column highlighted a certain color based on specific ranges. For example in Column B I want anything from 92% - 100% highlighted blue. I would like 83% - 91.9% highlighted purple, and anything under 83% highlighted red. Do I need to have a conditional format entered in each cell? Can I set up a conditional format for the whole column? Once I can figure the formatting in my example the remaining columns will be a breeze since they will be set up in the same manner just different number ranges, same colors will apply.

## Highlighting Specific Cells

Feb 11, 2009

this seems like such a simple thing to do but I just cannot suus it out. Basically I want to Highlight a cell depending on another cells value:

ie. I have a value in Cell A1 and a value in Cell B1, in Cell C1 I have an IF statement that dsplays the word 'NO' if the values in A1 & B1 are not equal. In Cell D1 I have the word Fault. I would like to highlight Cell D1 if the Cell C1 displays the word 'NO'

## Highlighting Or Deleting Specific Cells

May 16, 2009

I have Column A with 380 cells filled in with numbers (A1-A380) i.e. numbers like..456758, 567848 etc etc

Column B has a subset of those numbers, maybe 80-90 or so (B1-B90).

What I want to do is either highlight the numbers in Column A that also appear in Column B in yellow, OR delete them from Column A altogether

## Highlighting Row (specific Number Of Cells)

Sep 25, 2013

Any method for colour highlighting a row (specific number of cells) as and when any cell of that row is selected, and return to normal when deselected.

## Highlighting Cells If Specific Data Appears In Adjacent Cells

Mar 18, 2014

I have a couple of spreadsheets that has several columns each containing several hundred thousand rows of codes. To quickly analyze this data, I am trying to come up with a conditional formatting formula to highlight the respective cells when specific values occur next to each other. A particular code will show up in many cells, but the code that is the respective adjacent cell is always different. I need to know when row A contains, for example, '9928559' and row B contains '36415RT'.

## Conditional Formatting- On Specific Values

Feb 12, 2009

Can Conditional Formatting be set on multiple values? I cannot get this to work with any formula, the cell values are not between two values. For example: for value = D or R, or X change color to green. (I would have another condition within a range F to Q)

## Conditional Formatting Where Cell Value Does Not Contain Specific Value

Nov 4, 2013

I have a column which lists emails and I want to highlight any email that does not contain a specific domain.

I started to make rules to highlight those addresses that were specifically @msn.com and @gmail.com, when I thought that it would be easier to just say highlight everything that is not @testers.com

## Counting Specific Conditional Formatting

Mar 4, 2007

I am looking to count the number of cells in a range c22:v22 that have bold red font, from conditional formatting.

## Conditional Formatting Specific Text Containing ONLY

Oct 29, 2009

I have a conditional formatting rule that checks for misspellings of client names.

My employees input client names into a spreadsheet, and I need for the spreadsheet to notify them via a fill color if they have misspelled the name.

So, I set up a rule for each client name using the specific text criteria.

The rule simply checks for the client's name, and fills the cell green if the client's name is correct. If the client's name is misspelled, then the cell remains unfilled.

This works great if the client's name is spelled correctly, or spelled incorrectly.

But there's one hitch:

If the client's name is spelled correctly, but there is some extra character(s) inputted after the client's name, the cell is still filled green even though the data in the cell is useless because the extra character will cause it to be rejected by the next party down the line in the value chain.

So I'm hoping to find a way to make the specific text containing criteria operate with only the specific text I specify and no extra characters or anything after the specific text.

## Conditional Formatting / Time From Specific Date

Nov 29, 2012

I am trying to get conditional formatting to work on this problem but I am getting nowhere fast,

In A1 I have a start date, I want B1 to turn Green if A1 is less that 1 year old, C1 to turn Yellow if A1 is between 1 - 3 years old and D1 to turn red if A1 is more then 3 years old.

## Conditional Formatting If Cell Does Not Contain Specific Text

Jun 11, 2013

How can I get cells in a column to be highlighted if the cell contains anything other than the word "approved"?

## Conditional Formatting If Number Starts With Specific Digits

Jan 23, 2014

I am trying to apply conditional formatting to highlight the cells in D column if it starts with 91099 or 91004.

I tried to do the same using wild card, and left function but didn't get the desired output.

## Conditional Formatting - Two Different Fields Affect One Cells Formatting For Date?

Sep 16, 2013

A little background on what i am doing. I have a spreadsheet that tracks when i have blown the dust out of our computers. I have set up conditional formatting so that the text turns red after 300 days and the cell turns yellow after 600 days. However, some computers are in high dust environments. I would like the spreadsheet to tell me to blow the dust out of these sooner. see the attached sheet.

dust 1.xlsx

## Conditional Formatting Entire Rows Based On Specific Columns?

Mar 25, 2014

I have been trying to find a way of formatting an entire row based on the contents of cells in each column. However i come unstuck when trying to make the column dynamic. Below is an example:

Month
2010
2011
2012

[Code]....

The idea is that i say current year is 2011 and all rows where C contains an a will turn green. What i would like to achieve is that when i change current year to say 2012 the conditional formatting adjusts so that it looks at D instead of C.

## Get Some Specific Dates Highlighted In Excel Columns With Conditional Formatting?

May 20, 2014

How to get "some specific holidays" highlighted by doing conditional formatting in series of "date columns"?? I got to know how to get "sunday" highlighted...but again problem with specific holidays...

## Conditional Formatting - Cell To Change Color When Apply Specific Value

Dec 4, 2012

I know how to set a conditional for a cell to change a color when i apply a specific value, but how about if i want to set E2 cell to change to green when i place a 'X' on F2?

Pretty much I want 2 columns that say Yes and the Other No. When i place a X on Yes that other cell turns green, if i place a X on No that other cell turns red.

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Cell Containing Specific Character Within Text

Jul 26, 2013

I have an excel spread sheet & I wish to highlight any cell that contains any of the following characters with in a string of text.

/ : * " < > ? |

E.g. a cell in the spread sheet containing the text "Is this a Question?" would be highlighted.

I have tried to use - 'Format only cells that contain' > Specific Text > Containing > for each of the characters and this does not work.

When I do this any cell containing any text is highlighted.

In addition there is formatting on any cell > 60 characters which turns the cell red and this works fine.

What would happen if (when I get the problem above resolved), a cell is > than 60 characters & contains a character listed above?

Does 1 formatting take precedent over another?

(Not critical to know the answer to the additional question, just curious - as long as it is highlighted one colour or another then no problem.)

## Detect Cell Conditional Formatting State Of Specific Condition

Nov 26, 2009

Is it possible to check the conditional state for a specific condition for a specific cell.
For example a cell has 1 or more conditions.

A condition will toggle to a condition if true or false etc.
The specifics is i use red (color 255) if a cell has not met a specific condition (of 1 or more conditions)
So if the cell is mandatory to be populated, and is blank, it will be red, if not it will be something else.

But i want to loop all visible cells with conditional formatting, and where the cell has a condition when true will show interior color = to 255 return the cell address.
To msg the user where data entry is still required etc.