# Conditional Formatting - Highlight A Cell When The Number Doesn't Match The Value?

May 11, 2014

In a column in which there are repeating numbers is there a formula I can enter into conditional formatting that will highlight a cell when the number doesn't match the value from the value above it?

So in this example the values with an * would be highlighted.

1*
1
1
2*
2
2
2
3*
4*
4
5*
5

## Conditional Formatting Lookup To Highlight 1st Match Only

Mar 4, 2008

The Problem: There is data in a step chart from left to right. On a separate step chart, Conditional formatting is set to lookup values from the first step chart and highlight non empty cells in the row. The formatting should only format the first non empty cell from left to right in the row. After formatting the first non zero value in the time line the formatting should cease. Note: the conditional formatting value and the value of the cell being formatted are not the same in either value or time but are related. The formatting is to illustrate the relation

Current Formatting formula:

=VLOOKUP(\$B395,\$B\$5:\$DB\$211,K\$242,0)

Syntax for Vlookup(Lookup_Value,Table_array,Column_index_num,Range_Lookup)

## Highlight A Cell Formula Result If It Doesn't Match

Sep 28, 2007

I've been asked to assist with modifications of an excel spreadsheet. One of the features is a column that has a formula of what the total order should be. For example, 1 base order of 25.00, plus 1 bonus order of 18.00, plus 2 bonus orders of 15.00 would be \$73.00 due. Then data entry persons enter the actual amount collected. Is there a way to highlight either the cell or the result if the amount collected does not equal the amount due? I know I can accomplish this with another column, but they want to keep the columns to a minimum.

This is for a non-profit agency and the orders are now at 1000 that must be entered within a day or two period, so they want to keep the fields to a minimum so as to make the entry easier for those doing the input. And they would like the data entry person to see an immediate flag if what he or she enters as collected does not equal what is due.

## Conditional Formatting: Highlight The Lowest Number

Jan 12, 2008

I have in a range B10:B110 formulae that returns a number. When I try and use CF to highlight the lowest number, it does not trigger. Is it not possible to have both a formula and CF in the same cell, that triggers the CF.

The formula to return a number is

=IF(B\$5

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight A Reg Number If It Is Also Typed Into Sheet Named Potential Flyers?

Mar 18, 2014

I have a sheet named "Current" and in Colum A named "VRM" there are registration numbers.

I have another sheet named "Potential Flyers" again Column A is named "VRM"

I would like in Sheet named "Current" to highlight a Reg Number if it is also typed into Sheet named Potential Flyers.

## Conditional Formatting (highlight A Cell)

Feb 22, 2010

I am working on a spreadsheet in Excel 2007 and i am trying to use a formula in the conditional formatting that will highlight a cell if the date is prior to today's date and the next column over is no. the formula i am using right now is =IF(F2>TODAY(),IF(G2="NO",TRUE,)). the problem i am having is that it is highlighting all cells that have a date and the next column over is no.

i can't figure out how to get it to do an if this, then that function correctly. one other thing that could potentially be causing my problem is that the cells.
I am trying to have highlight are calculated themselves based on a formula. see the attached spreadsheet for information.

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Any Cell Containing The Word If?

Jun 9, 2014

I want to write a macro for conditonal formatting

I want to highlight any cell containing the word "If "

## Conditional Formatting If Cell Contains Data Highlight Red If Blank Do Nothing

Nov 4, 2012

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 ?

## Conditional Formatting - Cell To Highlight Red When Date Expired

Aug 4, 2014

I have a spreadsheet that keeps track of staff training. in colum A is the date they completed the training. this training expires in 5 years time. i would like the cell to highlight red when the date has expired. and when i enter the new date in 5 yrs time the cell to return to no fill color.

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Cell With Value If Equal Value In List

Oct 15, 2012

I have 3 rows with numbers across several columns, each cell holding one number only. For example:

R1: 1101 - 1102 - 1103 - 1104 - etc.
R2: 2101 - 2102 - 2103 - 2104 - etc.
R3: 3101 - 3102 - 3103 - 3104 - etc.

A little further down I am having a list where the end user will write down the exact same number. Once the same number has been written into the list, I would like the number shown in the top rows (row 1 to 3) to be highlighted in green, basically telling the user that the number has been entered into the list below and is ok now.

How can I manage this via conditional formatting?

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Row Based On Cell Criteria

May 19, 2013

I need a macro that will highlight a row based on a cell criteria. I have used conditional formatting but there is a lot to format and has dramatically slowed the sheet down. However, I know nothing about macros/vbas.

E.g. If it states JI sent then I want the whole row to be highlighted light green.

App form needed = peach
Waiting list = light blue
Cancelled = red font strikethrough
DNA = purple font strikethrough.

Also - it could well be that in the row it has App form received, JI Sent and DNA all in 1 go. So ideally I would want that row to be highlighted light green with purple font strikethrough.

Booking Status
JI Status
Date JI Sent
Attendance
Cancellation date
Chargable / non chargable Cancellations
Chargeable / non chargeable DNA
Date taken
Time taken
Event Title
Start Date
Time

JI Sent

[Code] ......

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Yellow If Cell Is Keyed In Instead Of Formula

Dec 17, 2012

I have a file where the cells are all formulas.

Employees are able to key in a number instead of using the number derived from the formula.

I want the cell to use conditional formatting without the use of macros, so it will highlight yellow if the cell is keyed in instead of a formula.

Is this possible? I have tried numerous things, but none seem to work.

Example:

Cell A6 has the number 24,248 derived from a formula.

Employee thinks the number should be 30,000 and keys that number in.

If it is 24,248, I want the number to have no fill, but if it is a keyed in number, I want it to be highlighted.

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Color Of Text In Particular Cell Depending On Value

Dec 22, 2013

I would like to know the formula to highlight the color of text in particular cell if the value of the particular cell ( value is text ) is so and so.

For Ex: If the J6 is "Vacation" then the J1 text should be in red color.

## 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.)

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Cell If Exists In Any Cell In Range Of Above Row

Apr 14, 2013

This is a conditional formatting problem I have not been able to resolve:

I have a range, say A1:N30

Each cell contains a text/number combination.

I would like to highlight each cell on a specific row if the vale exists within the row above - the issue is that the cell values are not in the same columns.

I have attached a sample workbook with the desired output.

Conditional formatting.xlsx

## Conditional Formatting A Cell If Two Other Cells Match?

Sep 5, 2013

My Goal: If the value of G8 (which is the result of a count formula) matches the value of G10, then apply formatting to G10 through H11.

## Conditional Formatting For Row Banding Doesn't Work After Autofilter

Sep 8, 2009

For obvious reasons, the conditional formatting to shade alternate rows doesn't work when filtered. So I think I need another way of doing it. Luckily, my table is fairly static, rows aren't added or removed. The first column is excluded from the banding. As is the first and last row with data (1 & 67) respectively. I found a relevant thread here, but the code is beyond my understanding.

## Conditional Formatting To Highlight A Value

Jun 2, 2014

Please refer to the attached data sheet. I need the D27 to be formatted so that it shows a value only if the value in D8 exceeds the value in D7..

## Conditional Formatting Highlight

Dec 25, 2009

I have a list of percent item. I want to use conditional formatting to highlight items greater than 50%. I do as following:

- Hightlight items, C2:C5, then choose Format ->Conditional Formatting
- I choose Formula is, and the format in the condition box is =">50%"
- Finally, I choose Format to choose the color.

I think I do the right steps but Excel doesn't show anything.

## Excel 2002 :: Conditional Formatting - If All Cells Match Background In One Cell To Change To Green

Apr 7, 2014

Excel 2002

I have a simple spreadsheet and am trying to get some Conditional Formatting to work.

Cell1 = Name
Cell2 = 1
Cell3 = 2
Cell4 = 3

If cells 2, 3, and 4 all match I want the background in cell 1 to change to green.

I've tried (Formula Is =B1=C1=D1 green) with no luck.

## Conditional Formatting Highlight In Different Colours

Nov 3, 2008

In a range, say A1:D5, I need to format cells as follows:

1) If cell contains only "H" or "HV": highlight red
2) If cell contains only a number: highlight blue
3) If cell contains a number with the letter "F" ("1 F" or "5.5 F"): highlight pink

## Highlight Cells Using Conditional Formatting

Apr 5, 2013

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Is there a way I can have excel automatically highlight all cells within A1:A3, B1:B3, C1:C3 if and only if they are greater than the percentage in E5? If so how would I go about doing this?

## VBA Conditional Formatting To Highlight Certain Conditions

Oct 2, 2009

I have a spreadrsheet (sample attached) which populates a calender due to columns on seperate sheets being filled with text and corresponding dates. I started using conditional formatting to highlight certain conditions but soon realised I need more than 3 so I tried looking into VBA - and failed.

All the cells in the calender have the 3 usual conditions associated to them but in addition I need to be able to colour individual cells if they contain certain phrases or parts of phrases like "BP" or "Current"

## Conditional Formatting : Highlight THE CELLS

May 16, 2008

I need to hightlight from A1:A18

In the above cells I have values from 1 to 4

So I need to fill the cell with 4 different colours.

If cell equals 1 = Green
If cell equals 2 = Yellow
If cell equals 3 = Red
If cell equals 4 = Blue

What I do is highlight cell from A1:A18, clik on 'Format', 'Conditional Formatting', I've tried using 'Cells Value is' and 'Formula is'.

## Conditional Formatting Highlight The Duplicates

Oct 4, 2008

I have a worksheet that has times based on 7 minute intervals. If I post 10:37 AM in cell b5 then again in cell b6 I would like b6 to highlight.

I'm trying to use countif(\$b\$3:\$b\$15,b2)>1 to highlight duplicate times in column B. For some reason it will not work for me. Should I use something different?

## Conditional Formatting (highlight The Cells Red )

Dec 9, 2008

i am trying to highlight the cells red in the b column if a3=d3 (if names match) and if b3<e3 (only if name is "a" should e3 be used to compare with b3). hope this makes sense. i've attached a sample worksheet.

i've tried =if(b3<e3, (vlookup(a3,d3:e33,1,false),true)...but does not work correctly. i need the average weight to remain constant according to the name when comparing, but if i drag the formula down to other cells, the average weight does not correspond to the name.

## Conditional Formatting To Highlight Row On Text

Aug 20, 2009

What i want to do is highlight all row instances where that row column10 has the text "Roller" . All i can see is the forumular =\$J1="Roller" ive tryed to select just the single cell J and tryed the whole row and a range. Though i get a error message about =-+ quotation ect.

## Highlight Holidays Through Conditional Formatting

Jan 25, 2012

I would like to highlight the holidays (for Belgium) through conditional formatting if possible or something else.

Exemple:
If D1 (= an holiday)
than highlight in grey D1:D34

How to proceed?

## Set Up Conditional Formatting To Highlight Smallest Value By Row?

May 30, 2014

how can I set up conditional formatting to highlight the smallest value, by row?

## Conditional Formatting (>) - Highlight Rows

Jan 12, 2010

I have data from Col A to Col M, in Col C i have amounts, i need a conditional format that will highlight rows from Col A to M in yellow which are >5,000,000.00 and