# 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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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Apr 13, 2007

In Mr Excel's Pod Cast on April 12th, he showed how to use the OFFSET function to define a range inside a SUM function. Then he had Conditional Formatting that would highlight the range that was being summed. Can anyone tell me what the formula would be inside the Conditional Formatting dialog box to get the OFFSET range to have a certain format?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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..

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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.

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Oct 1, 2008

I can conditional format cells with dates but I have a problem offsetting it. This is my scenario; Column A has due dates (all of the same), Column B date completed and Column C to state Complete or Due/Urgent but what I am after is for Column B to have dates entered, and if the dates preceed or equal the due date, Column C will for dates that have preceeded or equalled the due date turn Green and say "Complete" and if later than the due date to go Red and say "Due/Urgent".

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May 4, 2009

i have a range of cells which is nxn where n>1. i want to place a header 2 rows above this range which is aligned on the left. this is what i tried:

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Apr 30, 2009

I have a list of names that belong to a particular group. What I want is to conditional format a sheet so that if a name is entered that does not belong to the group it is highlighted red. Don't really know how to do this though?

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Apr 13, 2009

I have a spreadsheet that has a table listing employee names in the far left hand column (A1, B1, C1, etc.). The table has a simple border - black line throughout.

I need the entire row for the employee to change to no border if the employee's name is deleted.

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Jan 8, 2010

Using the following conditional formatting formulas:

=(isblank(p99)) then the formatting of (applies to) C99:O99 will be in red and bold

=(d99="Prod.") then the formatting of C99:P99 will be blue and bold

but the results are not as expected. Is something wrong with these formulas?

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Oct 11, 2006

I was looking to use the VBA conditional formatting script posted on OzGrid and was curious if it would be easy to make some slight modifications.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

Dim icolor As Integer

If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A1:A10")) Is Nothing Then

Select Case Target

Case 1 To 5

icolor = 6

Case 6 To 10

icolor = 12

Case 11 To 15

icolor = 7

Case 16 To 20 ..........................

I can see that Case is the number range referenced to change the background...However, would it be possible to have it read a cells value as the criteria for the color change? Currently, I would like it to reference values in range I2:M2 and anything matching those cells in range A4:E28 change background to icolor = 30. I'm just not sure what to replace Case with to make it refence cells I2:M2

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Aug 15, 2014

I have a sheet called Quote Summary and a sheet called AssemblyBoms.

In the Bom sheet, I have a named range for QtyPer and a named range for unit price because these ranges are dynamic.

On the quote summary sheet, I want to format the cell (A9 and eventually A9 to A28 and so on), which contains a formula right now that only references a tag and does some equivalence checking

(=IF(AND(QSA>0,QSA=qty1a),assembly1,"")),

to have a yellow background if QtyPer>0 but unit price = "" or 0. I know the formulas for this, but it is not formatting anything. Attached workbook below.

QUOTETEMPLATEMACROTEST.xlsm

Conditional Formula for true:

="AND(qtyper1 > 0, unita1 = "")"

I typed it in without the = or "", but the formatting added those in for me.

I typed a number in the qtyper1 range and left the unita1 range blank to test it and no formatting has occurred.

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Feb 26, 2014

I have a column of dates in column M, and in A1 I have the formula =TODAY() for today's date. I would like to conditionally format all of column M (up to row 198) so that it turns orange if the date in M is before today and after or equal to 3 working days before the date in M.

I have this

=AND($A$1<M2,$A$1>=(WORKDAY(M2,-3)))

But it doesn't appear to be working because it's highlighting dates after todays date.

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Mar 31, 2009

Have a spreadsheet using the following conditional format to color highlight every other row: =MOD(ROW(),2)=1. Is there a way to apply this conditional format to all columns A through AR and all rows 1 through 24000 only?

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Nov 26, 2009

I'd like my conditional formatting to format the range of cells red if the range K2:S2>H2. That is when the range K2:S2 are added together, and if their sum is greater than H2, format cells K2:S2 red.

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Jan 17, 2010

I have a Conditional Formatting query where in essence I am needing to ‘make invisible’ a range of data by changing the font and background fill to white (and at the same time nullifying the effects of a number of other Conditional Formats). On the surface, this seems an easy thing to achieve, but the problem is, the range I need to apply this CF is a moving range and is dependant on a user changeable date.

Description of worksheet:

The sheet is managing shifts worked over 1 year by 21 people. The top 33 rows are a frozen (and collapsing) display area below which is a matrix of 365 days down and 21 people across. The TODAY button uses a macro to scan the dates and display todays entry directly beneath the freeze line of row 33. The date in M28 can be entered manually and after hitting enter, that dates data is now displayed under the freeze line. Also, using the spin button will increment or decrement the date in M28 moving the entire matrix up or down.

My query..........

What I’m hoping to achieve, is to display ONLY the data selected by the date in M28 (ie that shown under the freeze line, and for all remaining rows to be ‘whited out’, but as the user increments/decrements M28, then the “whiteout” range also needs to increment/decrement. I have whited out a second worksheet “example” as if I had selected 18 Jan (this sheet will not move as there are no buttons, but the data is still there under the whiteout).

I hope this is not TOO unclear, but I would be grateful if anyone could suggest a solution or even tell me if this is not possible – or indeed any other way of achieving the same result ( I had thought of hiding the rows below the freeze line, but the freeze/unfreeze operation would probably be too jerky.

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Jan 23, 2013

What I am trying to do, is apply conditional formatting to a range of cells (for example, A2:J2) based on whether the data in one of the cells (D2) contains "Yes" or "No". I would like the entire range of cells to be one color if D2 contains "Yes", and another color if D2 contains "No". If needed, this can be split into 2 different conditional formatting rules.

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Feb 12, 2013

I have a range of data on sheet1 say A1:A10 with random letters in each cell. On sheet2, I also have random letters and number in column A. What am trying to do is find a formula which if any of the data on sheet1 can be found in say A1 of sheet2 then shade the cell a given colour or if formula in B2 then show True otherwise false if not found. then do the same for the remainder of the cells on sheet2 which am assuming will be to just copy the formula in B1 of sheet2 or the conditional format in A1 whichever comes first.

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May 19, 2014

I am wondering if there is a quicker way to set up conditional formatting for a range of cells. In my projects, I have a range of cells N7:U16, where each row (7-16) would need to have a cell formatted based on a value in the cell adjacent to the range. I.e. the cell in range for row N7:U7 needs to be formatted based on the value in V7, and so on down for for rows 7 thru 16. Said another way, if the cell in the row range between n7:u7 = v7, then the cell in the range is uniquely formatted.

But I want to apply this logic all at once, instead of having to conditional format each row individual. The trick is that the cell with the value that I am comparing to is variable (i.e. V7:V16), but does correspond with the row I am comparing it to.

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Feb 21, 2007

I have this :

ColumnRow

1 7

1 27

5 3

5 7

5 31

5 35

5 39

5 59

9 7

9 11

9 31

I need a formula to use with conditional formatting that "lights up" the corresponding cells. So, in this case cells A7, A27, E3... should "light up".

Is this possible, or should I use VB?

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May 24, 2007

conditional formatting a range of cells where i need more than 3 conditions, so please see below and can anyone kindly construct some vba code for me to do this (And if you have time to explain how it works so i have a good understanding of this)

Range R6 to R299 contains delivery dates

Range AO6 to AO299 is = to the corresponding cells in Range R but formatted to show the Day

Cell AL1 contains a date which changes on a Thursday to show the following week commencing date.

What i am after is code so that Range AO6 to AO299 changes cell colour to the following criteria

less than AL1 (White)

Is between AL1 & AL1+7 (Blue)

Is between AL1+7 & AL1+14 (Green)

Is between AL1+14 & AL1+21 (Yellow)

Is between AL1+21 & AL1+28 (Pink)

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