# Gantt Chart - Changing Cell Color Based On % Completed

Aug 12, 2014

I'm trying to create a simplified Gantt chart of sorts, and cannot figure out one piece of it. I'm not sure how to write out exactly what I need, but here goes.

I would like to have a formula that looks at the percent completed (which the user inputs) and multiplies it by the total duration for the task to give a total number of days completed. Then, under the corresponding dates, the color of the cell would change. I've attached a simplified version of what I'm talking about.

On the attached spreadsheet, the total duration (D2) is 5 days and the percent completed (C2) is 40%. This calculates to 2 days. With that said, I would like the cells under the first 2 days under the listed dates (E2 and F2) to change color. When the percentage complete reaches 60%, then G2 would change color, when it reaches 80%, then H2 would change, and when it reaches 100%, then I2 would change.

My guess is that the formula will need to result in a particular value, and then I'll use Conditional Formatting to do the actual changing of the cell color. Assuming this is correct, I still don't know what formula to use to accomplish this.

## Gantt Chart: Color Cells Dependent On Criteria

Dec 5, 2006

I have a list of task owners that are assigned tasks. The tasks are mapped out in Gantt chart form with time shown by an "X".

what I want to do is to colour the cells "X" with the associated cell colour of the task owner and should the owner change, the cell colour changes.

## Changing Bar Color In Chart Based On Value?

Dec 14, 2012

I have a quarterly report that measures the safety performance of the plants in our company using bar charts. One set of 4 charts for the company as a whole and four additional sets of four for each of our divisions for a total of 20 charts.

I would like to change the color of the bars based on whether the location has met (bars colored green) or failed to meet (bars colored red) the goal for that criteria. The company average will be a yellow bar. Of course it can be done manually but that is really slow and tedious.

Is there a way, using VBA or a macro, to change the color of a bar (data point) based on the value of that data point? Can it run through all of the data points in each chart and make those changes based on criteria that I can set for each type of chart?

## Changing Labelcolor In Chart Based On Source Text Color

Mar 5, 2013

I have data. 2 columns a2:b5

each row has a different font color

apple 4
banana 3
peach 2
pear 1

I want the label in a chart to march the font color of the source cell

So in a chart I'd have 4 labels:
"apple"
"banana"
"peach"
"pear"

I can't see how to do it. When i select the albels it's "all or none". I can change ll the labels to a color. But, I want each individual label to be a diferent color.

## Changing Cell Color Based On Changing Values

Sep 16, 2009

This may have been answered on here but can not seem to find it. My situation is I have values in A1,A2 & A3 that are like counter reading so the value is always changing. What I am looking to do is change the cell color if one of the values is over 500 from the other two values. Say A1 is 3000, A2 is 3250 and A3 is 3500. I would like the cell for A3 to change color.

## Gantt Chart Independent Cell Widths

May 28, 2014

I am developing a Excel gantt chat i have chosen to display the bars by the lenght of the cell because the data is also most real time so as the time reduces so will the bars however the problem comes when there is tasks being done under one above it as i cant have the cells with different widths

What would be the best way to get around it as i want to keep the almost and the appearance of the real time nature of the cell width equal to the value.

## Changing Cell Color Based On Value

Dec 30, 2009

Quick question, I know how to change a cells background / text color based on it's own value using conditional formatting but what would be the formula to change cell A1's background color based on the value of cell C1?

## Changing Color Of A Cell Based On A Legend

May 10, 2007

I think looking at the attachment might make more sense, but here is a brief description of what I want to do. I am trying to change the colour of a cell based on looking up the value contained in that cell in a predefined list (which in my example I have called a legend). I need to do this in VBa but my VBA is not at all good.

## Changing Text Color Based On Information In The Cell?

Nov 28, 2013

I have created a gradebook template so that I can keep track of my assignments as I get them and keep on top of my grades. Any way that I can code excel to work so that if my current average in the class ever drops below 70%, I want the color of the text to change to red to alert me that the grade is too low and needs to come up. I'm new to using VBA in excel and not sure how to do it or what to code.

## Excel 2010 :: Changing Tab Color Based On Cell Value?

Mar 6, 2014

I am using Excel 2010 and trying to change/edit the color of the tabs in my workbook to turn green or red based on a y or n placed in a cell (the same cell on each tab). I have tried variations on several themes others have asked about as well for Excel 2007 and attempted to adapt them to fit my situation but none seem to work. Here's what I was starting with:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Select Case Range("A1").Value
Case Is < 2.5
Sheet1.Tab.Color = vbRed
Case Is > 2. 5, Is < 4
Sheet1.Tab.Color = vbGreen
End Select
End Sub

The cell I'm using is F2 and my cell value is simply y or n. I realize the example above references numeric values and greater than/less than options, but I'm not sure how to correct this for my need.

## Changing Font Color Based On Date Value In Another Cell

Mar 7, 2014

i have had to change the quarters that our company works in and in doing so have to make some changes to my VBA code. our quarters have moved back 1 month so Q1 = Dec/Jan Feb now.

below is a copy of the code that used to make the associated cell font color red depending on the current date. i need to change it to be relevant to the new quarter structure.

[Code] .....

As you can see if the month value is less than 4 (jan/feb/march) it will highlight red....however i dont know how to change the range to specifiy the ranges 12,1,2 as per the new quarter structure.

## Color Changing Column Chart

May 9, 2008

I am trying to create a chart that will show each month of the year's workload based on orders due for each month. I have all of the information needed on a spreadsheet to chart this into a simple chart showing the load, however, I want a little extra on the charting to show me additional details.

I would like for my chart to also display the available man hours for each month against the workload. I would like for the available man hours to be displayed by color changes in each month bar column of the graph.

So if I had 1000 hours of work in the month of April and only 960 man hours available in April it would have shown me throughout the month as the chart grew that I was "Green" for all hours below 860. The as the chart grew past 860 that portionof the chart changed to "Orange" telling me that the hours were soon to be full. Once it reached 960 that part of the chart would turn "Red" as an indication that we have more workload than we can complete for that month. This would be useful for me as an overtime tool, as well as for review for additional man hours or a decrease in man hours.

## Changing Cell Background Color In Another Sheet Based On Cell Value

Jun 13, 2013

I am working on a workbook with 200+ sheets and an index linking to each of the sheets. On the sheets there is a cell containing the results of calculations and I need the cell referencing the sheet in the index to change background colors depending if the calculations value is greater or less than 0. I currently have working code that also changes the tab color of each sheet depending on the value, but i am trying to add the index cell background change functionality into that. also, the index listings is subject to change. my working code is

VB:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Range("d34").Value < 0 Then
Me.Tab.ColorIndex = 3
ElseIf Range("D34").Value > 0 Then
Me.Tab.ColorIndex = 4
Else

[Code]...

and the code i am trying to get working is

VB:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim rngX As Range
Set myRange = Worksheets("Index").Range("A1:A500").Find(Range("C2").Text, lookat:=xlPart)
' the C2 is the reference the title that would be on the index
If Range("d40").Value < 0 Then

[Code]....

I keep getting the runtime error '1004: application-defined error or object-defined error the thing is, i ran the cell background changing code in a normal macro before integrating it in my other worksheet code first and it worked fine. I have a little code experience, though not much in vba and I am unsure what the issue is. if there is another better way to accomplish what I'm tring to do, that would also be fine.

## Macro: Changing Cell Color Based On Date In Cell

Jan 12, 2009

I did a search on this site and found some code I was looking for (see link:

http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...e-in-cell.html - Leith Ross's response code).

The code works perfectly, however, if I save the workbook with a different spreadsheet on top than the spreadsheet referred to in this code, I get an error message: Method 'Range' of object '_Worksheet' failed.

I should state that I did change "Private Sub Workbook_Open()" to "Private Sub Auto_Open()".

I assume I need to modify the code but am unsure as to how.

## Changing Fill Color Of Autoshapes Based On Cell Numeric Values

Jun 10, 2006

how I can change the color of an autoshape based on a value in a cell?

## Macro: Changing Color Of Coloumn Header Based On Rows Color

Jan 15, 2009

I wrote a macro to color the cell values in the rows based on their average value. For eg if the cell value is less than 0.2 Avg, they should be red color,if value is between 0.2 and 0.5 it should be yellow. This part is working fine

Now based on the color of the rows cells , need to write a macro for the header one. Logic is Coloum header should be in red colour, if in one or more number of rows cells are red. same with yellow ones. Could you please help me out in solving this with logic.

## Changing Cell Text Color WITHOUT Using Conditional Formatting Based On Finding Keywords

May 29, 2012

I have a spreadsheet that uses VB macros to calculate sums of cells based on the font color of the numbers inside. It used to be fairly easy going through each cell and "classifying" them by color, so that my macros can go ahead and sum the numbers in each respective color's cell... but now I have a huge amount of numbers and would like to automate the process somewhat. Here's an example using the A and B columns:

flight \$400
hotel \$150
hotel \$130
meal \$20
meal \$15
flight \$350

I tried using conditional formatting to automatically change the color of the adjacent cells based on the presence of a keyword such as "flight" or "hotel", but this change is only cosmetic, and doesn't actually change the font color (it is still the default black, hence why my color-summing macros won't work!).

I'm including a sample macro for what I use to color-sum my cells, but what I am looking to automate the color-coding process based on looking for keywords as explained above in my example. Here is one of the working color-summing macros (for red, in this case) if you'd like to use it as a reference:

Function SumRed(SelectedCells As Range)
' Adds the values of the cells where the font colour is red(3).
Dim Cell As Object
Dim x As Double

[Code] ...........

## Change Bubble Chart Color Based On Cell Value

Aug 30, 2008

Let Sheet 1 have data in 3 columns to support a standard bubble chart

Col A: X Values
Col B: Y Values
Col C: Bubble Size

Id like to be able to color the bubbles according to the Y values, whether the Y values fall within the following ranges

Green for Y <=2
Orange for 2<Y<=5
Red for Y > 5

Im assuming some straightforward VB code is in the works but Im not quite there yet

## Changing Cell Color Based On Cell Name

Feb 11, 2010

I have a work sheet with over 500 different name enteries. I need to change the cell color to red if the cell has the name "john" in it. The names are listed in a column (ex. A1:A500)

The cell could have the name "John Jackson", "John Johnson", "John A", or just "John". As long as the name "John" is found, the cell color should turn red.

If the cell has the name "Mike", "Mike A", "Mike Johnson" then change color to Green. Here I am looking for any cell that has the name Mike in it.

and so on ...

I have over 500 different names so Conditional formating won't help me here. I was wondering if I could do this with VBA coding.

## Chart With VBA Based On A Row With Values That Will Color The Offset Cell Interior Red And Also Give It A Value Of 1

Feb 15, 2010

I'm trying to make a simple chart with VBA based on a row with values that will color the offset cell interior red and also give it a value of 1. (look a the example sheet.)

## Chart XY TIME - Activities Like GANTT

Jan 2, 2009

Let's suppose that I have a serie of activities. All activities are done in an interval of time and there is not overlapping.

## Holiday Calculation In Gantt Chart

Jul 8, 2014

Gantt chart to calculate holidays, it now only calculation weekends only, file can be downloaded from here.

## Gantt Chart - Extra Condition

Dec 15, 2008

The below is a sample Gantt chart that I'm using, it's working fine, what I want to do is when the STATUS is completed (Column H) goes from a cross to a tick (I'm using the format of Wingdings 2 - cross is O and tick is P) is to change the Gantt chart colour from it's current colour of green to say orange. In conditional formatting (in cell I3) I have, formula is =AND(I\$2>=\$F3,I\$2

## Time Table/ Gantt Chart

Oct 25, 2009

Hi guys, I would like to be able to automatically gantt chart the following data table, my problem is that i am unaware of how to create the gantt chart when there are several entries for the one location - the table is a booking sheet and the gantt chart is just a graphical display of the activity occuring in each bay - if any could help me achieve the following gantt chart from the the following table it would be much appreciated: ...

## Automate Gantt Chart Creation

Nov 7, 2006

I am trying to find a way to automate this crude gant chart. What I am trying to do is the following:

1: By entering a start date and due date, and by adding a percentage to 4 different goals, create a sort of gant chart for each job.

2: Have this chart update as the start and due dates change.

3: Be able to past other gant charts below this one, based on the leader assigned to each job. ie. if Dave is a leader, create a worksheet that will have all of dave's Gant charts in one workbook, on one worksheet, pasted each one below the next. The goal being we can give each leader 1 sheet that has all their jobs.

## Create Gantt Or Timeline Chart

Jul 1, 2008

I tried so long I finally gave up and drew this by hand in MS Word:

But I wonder if you guys could help me chart this automatical in Excel.

I want to chart the time period a ship (Vela, Serpentine, Rainbow etc) are contracted. I want a specific color for the firm contract, and another for the remaining optional contract. If a ship is under construction I also want a bar showing when it's done.

Each ship has a rate. I want this written on the bar. In "Vela's" case there are to rates for the same contract: The first 740 days the rate is 24,5 the rest of the period it is 29. I also would like to be able plot an additional contract for the same ship for example after "Syrena" is done in yr 2009.

## Excel 2007 :: Changing Bar Series Color To Adjacent Cell Font Color

Aug 8, 2012

I am trying to use VBA in Excel 2007 to change bar chart series colors. I have found a few posts that link it to a cell background, but I'm struggling to find one that does the font color.

It would be great if I could change the bar chart series to match the color of the text in the A column, so that if I highlighted the value in A1 and changed the text color to orange for whatever reason, the chart updates the value of 1.2 to an orange bar (see below).

T. A1 B1

Sample 1 1.2

Sample 2 2.1

Sample 3 1.7

Sample 4 5.6

## Date Formula - Gantt Chart View

Jan 22, 2014

Someone else built a this timeline using a date calculation that I am unable to modify. Fix date formula in row 7 to show FY14-FY18 and in row 7 show the quarters 1-4 along the years.

## Gantt Chart Help With Conditional Formatting Automation

Dec 14, 2009

Hey Guys- I'm not sure if this is even possible but I need some help. I have attached a file below similar to a gantt chart. I need help with the conditional formatting, as I have manually changed the colors to match what I need automated.

Basically I have 6 tasks and I need to change dates for individual projects but I also need the corresponding color to also change.

## Automatically Setting X Axis Value For Gantt Chart?

Sep 26, 2013

I have created a pseudo Gantt chart in Excel (a horizontal stacked bar chart). The chart is driven off data I have in a Power Pivot model (Auto Refreshed) and the Gantt chart displays data which spans a fixed 12 hour time frame.

The problem I am having is that in order for me to get the chart to display correctly I must manually (daily) get the excel decimal values for my Minimum DateTime and Maximum DateTime and then enter those numbers into the "AXIS Options" Bounds Minimum and Maximum value fields. I would like to automate that process so that the Axis Bounds are either driven from the data cells OR are always set to a specific 12 hour window 6pm->6am daily.