As a pert of a spreadsheet I have 2 columns (M5:N400) of 400 cells deep. Each cell in these columns contains a formula that counts days, when appropriate. They can end up showing a value of blank, a number between 0 and 5, or any number greater than 5. (But very rarely greater than 30)
If the number is greater than 5 then it means that it has exceeded it's target time and I wish to highlight this with conditional formatting (CF). I have a CF on all cells in both columns that says.
If "The cell value" is "Greater than" "5"... then
format the background colour to a pale yellow.
It works, but doesn't work.
If the cell value is 0 to 5 it's unchanged. Good.
If the cell value is >5 it changes. Good.
BUT, if the cell is blank it also changes. Bad!!!
I assume it is because it is looking at the fact that there is a formula in the cell, even though the displayed value is "". So I tried a second level saying that if the cell is equal to "" then no format, but it still changes.
I have a totals spreadsheet that links many other spreadsheets. I need to set up a formula for conditional formatting if the cell is blank (NOT ZERO). I need to ensure that the users are inputting zeros and not leaving the cells blank. I tried this but it's not working: ="IF('[Brown Deer-Q2-08.xls]Week 7'!G13)<"""
I have a spreadsheet where I have a column of dates and I want conditional formatting to highlight the cell red if the date is less than or equal to today but if the cell is blank to do nothing.
At the moment I have the following formatting applied using the "format only cells that contain" option I have cell value less than or equal to =TODAY() except that obviously highlights every cell red that doesn't contain a date. Is there another conditional format I can apply in addition to this that will not highlight the blank cells ?
Is it possible to format a cell based upon the format of another cell? For instance, if the cell to the left of a target cell is bold, is there a conditional formatting cell that can be used so that the target cell is bold as well?
I have a large spreadsheet with a number of columns that are set up for conditional formatting. For example a column of "BUY"'s and "SELL"'s where the "BUY"s are formatted with the default "light green fill, dark green text". I have other columns that are conditionally formatted using a formula. When I base the result on a formula I don't seem to have the option to use the default formats. Is it possible to use the defaults or maybe even how to customize my format to look like the default? It would look a lot better if I had a uniform red/green style throughout the sheet.
I am working with the Conditional Formatting, which is fine for one cell. Here is what I am trying to do: IF cell in $A1 = 1 then bold $B2:$M2 and apply solid line border to top of cell ranges. I have tried conditional formatting but it only formats the cells in column A. And I can't seem to find a BOLD statement for the cell formulas.
i have a set of conditional formatting set up for my workbook, the first is simply that if the result is false the cell is blank(white text,white background). the second if positive result,keeps the text black till 1 year has passed. the problem is the third, i.m trying to allow the user to blank out the cell within the year (white text,white background)if certain criteria are met. the idea is that they change the entry in cell D from T to TX or from M to MX and the formula pick this up, but i keep getting a error saying "your formula contains an error", the formula im using is, =if(or($D5="tx","mx")) then i set the format to (white text,white background). its probably really simple but i,ve been trying to solve this now for around 8 hours and i.m stuck
However this doesnt work. I tried looking at adding VB script in but to be honest I am not a VB programmer and cant really spend too much time on this. fix the final conditional format so it run if the cell contains either "resolved" or "closed"?
I need to run a loop through a column of values (attachment col B) and when it finds a "J" it will apply conditional formatting to a row of 4 cells directly adjacent. The attachment is a theoretical before & after.
I have four columns of data, the last column being Date Completed, I'd like to shade the whole row of four cells if the last cell contains a date. I tried to just work on shading if the cell contains anything with conditional formatting using the formula:
=$D$1"" apllied to all my cells and chose green shading and nothing happened.
Here's my problem: I want conditional formatting to show yellow on dates for this month, lite red for cells containing dates this week, and red for any past dates. I figured out all of that, now IF there is a date in the cell to the right, the cell turns green. In other words the cell to the right shows that the action was completed on that date and we are good.
I have cells B5:AL22 I want to put 1, 0, or leave blank. I need the zero (0) to turn red with white letter, the 1 and blank cells to remain in the present format. I can get the 1 and zero (0), but I don't know how to get the blank cells to stay in regular format.
I have tried to set up a list of cells to highlight in red any numerical values which are greater than 0 using conditional formatting. This works fine, except that all blank cells are also highlighted in red. Formula is currently: cell value is greater than 0. What do I need to do to ignore the empty cells?
Ok so my project is tracking how many days have passed since a collection notice has been sent. Assuming the case isn't closed, a response from the customer hasn't been received, the case has been assigned to an employee, and assuming the notice was actually sent in the first place.
There are instances where the collections case may have been closed without a response date or any other date and we call that "Administratively Closed."
This is my formula: =IF(OR(CaseStatus="Closed",ISBLANK(NoticeSentDate), ResponseDate""),"",TODAY()-NoticeSentDate)
Problem is, now that I'm trying to conditionally format the ones >60 days, and =45 days WITHOUT getting the "blank" cells to change color too.
I got the one for >60 days: =AND(OR(CaseStatus"Closed", CaseStatus"Unassigned"), Comments "Administratively Closed", DaysPassed>60, ResponseDate="", DateEnteredInDatabase"")
I can't get =45 without having a bunch of cells that appear blank change color too.
I am using a conditional formula to compare if a cell in column A is higher than a cell in column B. If a cell is blank the cell is formatting. I am trying to highlight only cells with numbers. Any formula to place in the conditional format formula that will evaluate the cells excluding a blank cell?
ie: grapes and pears should be highlighted because value in column B is less than column A but the conditional format is highlighting apples also where apples should have no highlighting because the value in column B is none or blank.
A B oranges 2.49 3.25 grapes 1.99 1.89 apples 1.00 pears 1.11 1.03
I'd like to give a conditional format to a range of cells so that only one cell in the range has a gray background. The condition must include three criteria: 1) The cell cannot be blank, AND 2) The cell's value must be the minimum in the range, AND 3) The cell's value must not equal any value preceding it in the range.
My own attempt looks like this for cell J8 in the range C8:AF8: =AND(NOT(ISBLANK(J8)),J8=MIN($C8:$AF8),J8$C8:I8)
Problem: This condition works great for all values entered EXCEPT ZERO. When J8 is the first zero in the range, if it is preceded by a blank cell anywhere else in the range, it fails the third criterion (J8$C8:I8) because Excel treats the blank cell as though it's a zero. Result: no gray background.