# Conditional Formatting To Highlight Cells With Formulas

Dec 29, 2008I have searched for a while but can't seem to find where the original thread is at. Could someone point me in the right direction?

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Is it possible to use conditional formatting to highlight cells that use formulas, as opposed to having constants?

I have a sheet that uses formulas to provide a default value, but you can type in a number if you want to replace the default. I want to be able to easily identify which ones use the default formula.

If I use functions like FIND, they look at the result of a formula, and not the formula itself.

I know I can write a UDF that will figure it out but I was wondering if there is some built-in way.

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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?

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'.

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.

Col A - budget items (description)

Col B - budget dollars

Col C - actual dollars

Row 10 - summation Cols B and C

When the budget is prepared the actual dollars in Col C are equal to the budget dollars for all items. For instance the formula =b2 is placed in cell C2. As time passes the user records actual dollars in Col C for each item by entering the actual amount directly into the cell. Actual dollars do not become known all at the same time, so that Col C will contain a mixture of formulas and entered numbers.

How can I highlight the cells in Col C that have entered numbers rather than formulas.

I am using conditional formatting to highlight all cells where the value <> 0.00. It's working for 98.9% of the records, but for some reason, about 5 of the records with 0.00 are being highlighted for some reason. I've checked the field formats and they're the same as the other numbers.

View 2 Replies View RelatedRefer to attached sheet. I have 2 sets of data to compare.

B4:H30 and K4:Q30

Compare B4 with K4,C4 with L4 and so on.

If any data is not equal then highlight.

Compare Data.xlsx

I have a spreadsheet showing names, quality percentages and times taken to answer a call in 3 columns. I would like to highlight the cells that fall within the top 20% of those shown (e.g. if there are 100 quality percentages I want to highlight the top 20 not those over 80%) also the same with call length.

I have a column of numbers and times (mins and secs) and what would like to do is set a conditional format so that the cell turns a colour when the number of any cell is within the highest 20% and the other column turns a different colour when the time is within the lowest 20%.

how to create a conditional formatting formula that looks like this..

"If A1 is equal to DATA highlights greater than zero on cells A2 to A1000.

I need to apply conditional formatting to cells in a column that contain formulas, or more accurately cells that do not. I have a spreadsheet with default values in a column based on a lookup function. I need to know if the user overwrites the default and cannot use UDF's or VBA. I don't think it's possible so my alternative is to include a hidden column that does the same lookup and do the conditional format off of a comparison.

View 2 Replies View RelatedI have a sheet where i need to highlight cells C3:C140 based on approaching dates. The cells C3:C140 contain dates generated from another file and would be random approaching dates.

The conditions are

1) Approaching Weekends (Sat and Sun) = always turn red

2) 3 days after today = orange

3) 2 days after today = dark orange

4) Other days = light orange

Is there a way to apply conditional formatting to a range of cells that contains formulas?

View 6 Replies View RelatedI have applied conditional formatting to a cell using formulas and i want to copy that formatting to a new cell using similar formula but pointing to different cells. Is it possible to do so? I have tried to copy and paste special>formats, but that just copies the conditional formatting with the same formulas.

Sample: =IF($C$5/$C$295>$R$5,TRUE,FALSE)

I want to copy to $D$5/$D$295>$R$5,TRUE,FALSE) without having to paste the new formula in each time.

I would like to highlight cells is two conditions are met:Cell = 0Offset(0,-1)>0I tried the conditional format wizard and entered a formula: =IF(AND($J2=0,$I2>0)) But I keep receiving formual errors, which I understand, because it appears to be incomplete formula. But I am not sure what else I need to add to the formula in the conditional format wizard

View 2 Replies View RelatedPlease 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..

View 5 Replies View RelatedI 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.

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

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.

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"

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?

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.

View 5 Replies View RelatedI 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?

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

View 2 Replies View RelatedI 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

View 9 Replies View RelatedI have data in columns A and B,

Column A has dates, column B has text

I am wanting to highlight text in column B in a colour

if date in column A is more than 10 days since date in column A on previous occurrence of text in column B

I have a spreadsheet of flight schedules (it has person's name and other details). How do you highlight the row within the table when a cell in the row has today's date and another condition when date is today+1

View 5 Replies View RelatedHow can we find or highlight the duplicate value in two different sheets using conditional formatting.

View 3 Replies View RelatedI want to write a macro for conditonal formatting

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

in order to perform conditional formatting for entire row, if one condition satisfy for particular Cell then entire row should get highlighted.

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