# Conditional Formatting 3 Or More Colours In 2 Columns

Mar 22, 2009

I have ammended the colours to 4 colours that I need for a risk assessment tool . I have added a second worksheet and put a dummy sample of my table there. Can you help me with how to put two colums of conditional formatting in the sheet? The risk rating before and that after the risk treatment? Many thanks in anticipation. I have highlighted in yellow the columns where the product of the consequence and likelihood is likely to be and this is where the colour coding needs to be applied. if you can help with putting the solution in the spread sheet that would be a great help. Any reply via this forum or via my email would be greatly appreciated.

I am new and I hope I have not made a mistake in starting a new thread. Sorry if I have but I wanted to bring this up as a new post so I get a sooner response.

## Top 3 With Dark Colours - Remaining 2 With Light Colours In Conditional Formatting?

May 6, 2014

I'm sure this will be an easy query.

These are marks scored by 5 people in 10 exams

Name of the student
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS[code]....

Range
A1 to K6

In each row top 5 MARKS should be filled with BLUE,VIOLET,YELLOW,RED AND PINK

If its not possible. Top 3 with dark colour, remaining 2 with light colour using conditional formatting

## 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

## Distinct Colours In A Cell And Conditional Formatting

Feb 8, 2010

This question about conditional formatting appears to be easy. Lets say I have a column like the following, like I posted somewhere else: (not very relevant for this)

BGW
3UG
WWU
1BR
UUBRG
WUBRG
7UUGGRRR

How do I have all characters in this column be coloured accordingly to:

W = WHITE
U = BLUE
B = BLACK
R = RED
G = GREEN

So that 7UUGGRRR would automatically switch to:
7UUGGRRR

- I applied conditional formatting to the column (actually, the cells interval, [C2..C8]) creating the rule: 'format only cells that contain -> specific text' -> then I added "U" as the text and told it to colour blue. As I predicted, this didn't work; the entire cell containing a single "U" will get blue, which is unwanted.

## Colour Rows Based On List Colours (No Conditional Formatting)

Oct 3, 2012

As far as I can tell Conditional Formatting will not work for this problem.

What I need now is some code to colour the rows in the data sheet ("Standards_Data"), so some other code (which is working fine) can then colour data points on a multiple graphs (which will be on the "Graphs" sheet). I've played around with as much code as I can find but nothing has the flexibility that I need or doesn't seem to work at all.

The idea is that users can adjust the colours using the Column A on the "Graphs" sheet to best highlight certain things. Also this list could then be edited as old Standard ID's become redundant and new ones come on line.

So in a nutshell: Colour rows in "Standard_Data" based on value of Standard ID (Column 4) according to the corresponding colour found in the list in the "Graphs" sheet.

I've attached a trimmed down version of the workbook.

## Create Charts And Use Same Formatting For Colours

Apr 7, 2013

I normally create charts and use the same formatting for my colours i.e. Gradient fill with Shadow etc...

Now each time i create my charts i am having to keep do the formatting again and again and if i create a new spreadsheet with charts i have to do it all over again

Is there any way i can save this formatting colour so i can quickly apply to my chart series etc?

## Conditional Formatting Apply To 2 Columns?

Dec 31, 2013

I wish to have one conditional format apply to K and L. Presently it's L only where it works.

=OR(K1="",AND(K1="No",L1<>""),AND(K1="OJ",L1=""))

Why when I change the range from =\$L:\$L to =\$K:\$L does it not apply to both?

## VBA Conditional Formatting - Apply To Two Columns

Jun 27, 2014

I have a conditional formatting issue, using VBA.

My conditional formatting code works fine for one column; however, when I try to apply the conditional formatting to two columns, the code only applies to the first column listed. Additionally, I have two sets of "rules" that apply to the same column. One of the "rules" includes two columns. The other rule applies to only one column. I'm not sure if this is my issue, or whether I'm trying to apply the same code to two different columns.

My code is below.

Code that applies to column "M" only...

## Conditional Formatting - Unused Columns

Jun 19, 2006

Is it possible to use conditional formatting to set all the unused columns (S - ZZ) interior color to gray?

## Complicated Conditional Formatting With Multiple Columns?

Apr 22, 2014

I have what I think is a pretty complicated issue. At my job, we have a running and constantly changing list of jobs that we have to work on throughout the day. The job management system is really unwieldy and it’s often hard to tell what exactly we have to do today and what can wait until tomorrow. So a few times a day, I export the list to an excel doc, which I’m trying to set up with conditional formatting to highlight as green the stuff for today, ghost back what can wait, and leave white and blank the cells that don’t have any info in them. I but the attachment system wasn't working for me, so I can't provide the example I've been working on.

So far, I’ve managed to set up a formula in the conditional formatting that takes into account column C, but I need to take into account information in columns B, C, and D to determine if the job line should be highlighted or dimmed. Column B is the job's title and it is just text, column C is the Begin date, and column D is the due date. here’s what I need the conditional formatting to do.

If the begin date in column C is Today at 9:00am or earlier, and the due date in column D is today, I need to highlight the column. I managed to figure out the first part of this formula, but don’t know how to keep the line from hilighting if the due date is tomorrow: =\$C2<=TODAY()+TIME(9,0,0)

The second part is that I need to hilight jobs that begin and are due today (have today’s date in columns C and D), regardless of what time they have if the task title in column B starts with “Rework Request from PS” or “Rework Request from QA"

Ideally, I’d like to change the text color to something nearly white to sort of hide the jobs that don’t need to be done today, and I figured that part out based on the formula I did manage: =\$C2>=TODAY()+TIME(9,0,1)

apply this to the whole sheet so I can paste the report into it a few times a day without having to rewrite the formulas in a new sheet every time, and the number of items does change throughout the day. However when I do, the empty cells turn green as if they’re due today, and I can’t figure out how make them stay blank.

## Need Conditional Formatting For 2 Columns, Unlimited Rows.

Mar 10, 2009

Im having a little trouble with this, Im dealing with a list, and I need to change the colour of rows, based upon a value in 2 different columns.

Im close, but cant quite get it.

Basically its like this, the data in these cells will only ever be either; blank in one or the other, both are never blank. or a number up to about 3 or 4, usually 1 or 2.

## Conditional Formatting On Two Columns To Ignore Asterisk

Oct 28, 2011

I'd like to compare two columns of data and highlight where a value doesn't occurr in both columns. The problem I have is that one of the columns uses * around the text to ensure it catches all variations of the value.

I have the following formula which would work if the data was exactly the same.

=COUNTIF(lst2,value)=0

However, these *'s are meaning it never works.

Is there a way to make it so that if the values with the *'s are not found in the 1st column of data, conditional formatting is activated?

## Conditional Formatting For Multiple Columns And Rows?

Mar 28, 2014

I have data in cells A2 - N2 and cell O2 is currently blank. I am trying to set conditional formatting where if O2 has a value entered into it, it will conditional format A2 - N2 and highlight the entire row red.

I tried a formula like =O2"" but that does not work. Also tried a few other things but no luck.

Also, once the formula is set, what is the best way to apply the conditional formatting to rows 3 - 30. I tried the format painter tool but that seems to want to extend the formatting range from rows 3-30 and not just per row.

## Conditional Formatting Of Dates - Highlighting Of Columns

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.

## Conditional Formatting Columns Based Off Cell Input

Jun 24, 2014

Instructions are in the attached excel as well. Please see attached

If a person puts in a price in column A, that results in column B "Everyday Price Per Unit" being greater than column C "NDP", then highlight column A cell input red.

=Column B>Column C, then turn input cells in Column A Red.

First four highlighted are examples of thise formula scenario

** All based off an input into column

How to use conditional formatting to do so???

Excel Conditional Formatting 06.24.14.xlsx‎

## Conditional Formatting - Use Info From 2 Columns To Format 3rd Column

May 24, 2014

conditional formatting in Excel. I have two columns with pertinent information. I need to know the following and format accordingly:

1. Is the number in column A positive or negative?
2. Is the number in column B less than 0.05 or 0.10?

I would then like Column C to just be highlighted a certain color depending on the combination... there are 5 possible combinations and I would like the cells to be formatted so that:

1. Positive and less than 0.05 - Bright yellow
2. Positive and less than 0.10 - Pale yellow
3. Negative and less than 0.05 - Bright green
4. Negative and less than 0.10 - Pale green
5. This "combo" just means the criteria wasn't meant... which is possible b/c sometimes Column A may have text instead of a number of b/c the number in column B is not less than 0.10. If either of these is true, I want the cell to remain blank.

## Conditional Formatting: Format 3 Columns Depending On Certain Value From Another Column

Mar 26, 2009

I want to format 3 columns in excel depending on certain value from another column.
By example: I have the columns A B C completed with some text. On the column D it will be the numbers 0 or 1. If the number is 0 the background color from A,B,C columns shall be Green, if the number is 1 the color shall be red.

I have tried in conditional formatting with the formula =\$D\$1=0 but the color of the columns are changing only depending on the value from cell D1. I don't know what is the correct formula. For column A1 I want to check the value from D1, A2 - D2, A3 - D3,...,An - Dn.

## Copy And Paste Conditional Formatting In Separate Columns?

Sep 23, 2011

I'm trying to figure out how to copy & paste the following conditional formatting down the column.

The conditional formatting I'm using is in cell A1, D1, G1, J1, M1 (so I have to Ctrl click each cell manually & I then choose to "format the values that rank in the:" "bottom 1" & format it green.

I want to copy and paste that all the way down column A, D, G, J, & M and have the conditial formatting pick for each row, not the whole column. eg. A2, D2, G2, J2, M2... A3, D3, G3, J3, M3...

## Conditional Formatting - How To Select Certain Columns For Duplicate Values

Oct 18, 2012

How do I select certain columns for duplicate values? When I go to conditional formatting>highlight cells rules>duplicate values it checks the whole sheet which is 20 columns by 50000 rows and freezes the PC. I just want to select certain columns for duplicates, like C and AC.

## Excel 2003 :: How To Use Conditional Formatting Across Multiple Columns

Jul 14, 2014

I am using Excel 2003. I have a spread sheet and I am trying to use conditional formatting. But I can't figure out how to use conditional formatting across multiple columns and so I have been doing each column individually which has been kind of a hassle. I also am trying to figure out how to put in a formula so that every occurrence of a certain text will show up a certain color. I know that I can just do "cell value is", "equal to" and click on the cell, but the information in this spread sheet is organized alphabetically and is going to be added to frequently therefore every time I add information it re-organizes. This then messes up my conditional formatting because the text value that was in the cell gets bumped up or down.

## Conditional Formatting Entire Rows Based On Specific Columns?

Mar 25, 2014

I have been trying to find a way of formatting an entire row based on the contents of cells in each column. However i come unstuck when trying to make the column dynamic. Below is an example:

Month
2010
2011
2012

[Code]....

The idea is that i say current year is 2011 and all rows where C contains an a will turn green. What i would like to achieve is that when i change current year to say 2012 the conditional formatting adjusts so that it looks at D instead of C.

## Conditional Formatting - Duplicate Rows Based On Multiple Columns?

Apr 8, 2014

I'm looking for a Conditional Formatting formula that will check two columns before highlighting the duplicate rows. I need it to be conditional formatting because I know nothing about writing macros or vba (what-ever that is?). Data is entered into Columns A, B, and C. I need to check both column A and C before it highlights the duplicates, based on those two columns. (The format only unique or duplicate values checks only one column.) I have attached an example, but this is just an example, as I have hundreds of lines to go through on the original. (For this example, Row 2 and Row 7 are the duplicates I need highlighted.)

## Get Some Specific Dates Highlighted In Excel Columns With Conditional Formatting?

May 20, 2014

How to get "some specific holidays" highlighted by doing conditional formatting in series of "date columns"?? I got to know how to get "sunday" highlighted...but again problem with specific holidays...

## Conditional Formatting: Reference Changes Adding/Deleting Rows/Columns Or Cells

Sep 26, 2006

I'm using Conditional Formatting for an entire column to check the value of each cell and compare it to the value of a cell in the same row but a different column. (Cell Value equals =\$D2) It works great until I insert or delete a cell in the formatted column. The reference does not change as one would expect. I've played around with formulae such as =\$D2<>\$P2 but the reference only changes for the P2, not the D2. I've also tried using =CELL("contents", ADDRESS(Row(),4)) but this causes excel to complain.

## Locking Conditional Formatting In 2000: Copy/paste Text From Other Cells Or Columns Even Other Workbooks

Jul 27, 2009

I have a column "g" with this conditional formatting:- =A2<>A3 Format Bottom Border.
However I will pass this workbook onto someone else who will fill in the text in column "g". They will use copy/paste text from other cells or columns even other workbooks that will not have the conditional formatting.

I have used Cells > Projection > Locked unchecked then used Tools > Protection > Protect Sheet and checked all. There does not seem to be a way to unlock the cell but protect Conditional formatting. Each time I copy and paste from other non formatted cells it wipes out my formatting.

## Excel 2010 :: Conditional Formatting - Highlight Values Based On 2 Columns Of Numerical Data

Apr 12, 2013

I'm having issues with Excel's 2010 conditional formatting. Seems easy to use, but I'm trying to highlight values based on 2 columns of numerical data. Example:

Column F:
6
6
14

Column L:
3
NA
17

I would like Column L to highlight values that are greater than Column F in green. If they are less than Column L then highlight them in red.

Seems I was able to do this with Excel 2003, but I don't understand the 2010 version.

## Metallic Background Colours / Other Colours

Oct 29, 2007

The idea came about after wanting to show a 'gold' 'silver' and 'bronze' background colour, but having to plump for yellow, grey and orange looked a little crap :f

If not, can a workaround be created by using code and a picture or 2?

## Conditional Formatting - Two Different Fields Affect One Cells Formatting For Date?

Sep 16, 2013

A little background on what i am doing. I have a spreadsheet that tracks when i have blown the dust out of our computers. I have set up conditional formatting so that the text turns red after 300 days and the cell turns yellow after 600 days. However, some computers are in high dust environments. I would like the spreadsheet to tell me to blow the dust out of these sooner. see the attached sheet.

dust 1.xlsx

## Conditional Formatting Based On Another Cell Conditional Format

Mar 20, 2013

Is it possible to change the format of cell AI3 based on the format of cell C3 and D3? I have C3 and D3 set to turn red based on what is in cell C2 and D2. I would like the following done:

If AI3=C3 & C3 is red, format AI3 blue
If AI3=D3 & D3 is red, format AI3 blue
Otherwise, leave AI3 unformatted.

Possible???

## IF Statement Using Formatting Criteria (NOT Conditional Formatting)

May 5, 2009

Is there "code" for different formatting in a spreadsheet so you can use an IF statement to do something like:

if(A1=blue background,"Yes","No")

or

if(A1=red text,"Yes","No")

etc.?? But replace "blue background" and "red text" with some sort of number code? I want to compile a list of the items that are formatted with certain background colors and/or text colors and then organize only those items into a chart.