Conditional Formatting: Show If A Formula Has Been Overwritten

Apr 1, 2009

There is a clever piece of conditional formatting designed to show if a formula has been overwritten. It works by creating a range called (say) CellHasFormula and then entering =GET.CELLl(48,Indirect("rc",false)) in the reference box. In the cell you wish to conditionally format you enter =CellHasFormula. If the formula in that cell is overwritten, then the conditional formatting is displayed.

I am creating a register and have got a worksheet with everyone name and dates across the top, the dates are automatically created by entering one date, the dates are weekly. But i want to show when we are on holiday, could i do this by using conditional formatting and if yes, how and if no how else can i do this.

How to use conditional formatting to show a certain criteria. I need to know if an event happens between 07:30 and 16:30, I can work this out so that the cells show in green. I cannot solve the problem of formatting in red if the time is after 16:30 but before 07:30.

how best to show deadlines on a project timeline. I have a column for both the expected end date and the actual completion date of each task. For the expected completion column, I've formatted it to show the cells as green when there are 5+ days remaining, yellow when there are less than or equal to 5 days remaining, and red once the deadline passes. The formulas I used for each were:

I am trying to hide/show entire rows of a range based on the conditional formatting in the row. I want all rows with at least one overdue training cell (indicated by a red cell) displayed, and rows with no overdue training hidden. The conditional formatting formulas vary greatly, but always result in a white (unchanged), yellow, or red cell. Here is a sample picture for reference:

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The CF formulas vary based mostly on two major factors: the frequency of the requirement found in Column "C" (Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual, or Annual Requirement), and the personnel's arrival on site or date of departure (wheels up) found in Rows("3:4"). Each training class has two rows. The first row indicates the last time the class was completed, and the second row shows when it is due next. Both rows have to be displayed/hidden based on the second row's conditional formatting. Here is the code I am using right now: ...

Have 2 conditional formattings going on in a database query and need to apply two more conditions but only have 1 conditional formatting left. I am trying to highlight everything in a row that contains either "HCAT" or "HCAL" in column D. So far I have this, =$D2=OR(HCAT,HCAL) but its not highlighting anything, any clues?

I simply need to have column A be red if value is < Column B value and green if it is >. The problem is that if the value in column A is .00000004 and column B is .00000005, it turns red. Example is the first three numbers below the headers....they each are 0%, yet the value on the left turns red because it is .0000005 more than the value on the right. I just want the colors to reflect the numbers which show up as below. Is there a way to do this?

1. I have a range of random numbers within a column, i.e. A1:A9 2. A specific number will appear in a cell at the end of that column, i.e. A11 3. I need to see via conditional formatting which of the above cells add up to that number.

I am aware that given the numbers in A1:A9, it is possible to have more than one combination of numbers that add up to A11. I would need to see those combinations as well identified using Conditional formatting.

I am referencing a cell in order to change the background color of a row of cells if the number in column B is = to the number in a specific cell. The formula used in the conditional formatting is =$B73=$B$10. The reference cell $B$10 contains the following formula =INT(MAX('Assumptions & Inputs'! F8:F9))

The conditional formatting worked fine when I used that formula. I had to change the formula in cell $B$10 so that it would meet a new criteria. When I did that the conditional formatting would not change the color of the row. The new formula that I put in the reference cell $B$10 is

I have a challenge with conditional formatting. I have products A-K with sales current year and last year and want to have year on year growth. I want to have one column where the cell formatting changes based on data validation.

Let's say product A sold 60 items CY and 50 LY meaning YoY variance is +10 items or +20%. Hence, if the relevant cell says "%" then the YoY figure should say "+20%" (formatted as a percentage) and if "VALUES" then YoY should be 10 (formatted as numbers/absolute values).

Remember also that YoY growth can be +100% (or more), 0% and -100%.

I am trying to use conditional formatting for a cell; It is a cell using Validation; you can choose "Yes" or "No" from a list If the value is "Yes" the cell should be green, regardless of everything else But if the value is "No" it should turn red, but only if a choice in another cell is equal to "X". Otherwise it should be left without special formatting.

I am having a very difficult time trying to figure out a conditional formatting formula for something that seems very simple. There are 3 conditions I would like to apply to cell B2: If the value of I2 is less than or equal to 24, but greater than or equal to 21, shade B2 red. If the value of I2 is less than or equal to 20, but greater than or equal to 12, shade B2 orange. If the value of I2 is less than or equal to 11, but greater than or equal to 8, shade B2 yellow. I am sure I am missing something quite simple here.

I am having an issue, because aparently workday formula does not work in conditional formattings. I have the two formulas below to use in conditional formattings, but I can't figure out how to re-write them so that Excel will allow me.

I am trying to create a formula in the Conditional Formatting wizard.

I would like the formula to format B2:F2 in a particular way if a count of the number of values in this range equals 5 AND if all values are less than or equal to 25.

I have tried with following formula without success:

This is the most simplest conditional formatting which is working except on some cells. I want to compare two columns cells ex : if A=B , then format A as green.

Its working, the "formula" and "cell value contains" everything except for few cells. Cell B has formula's in it related to other cells. When i enter values in other cells, Cell B computes but A refuses to format "green".

If I just enter same value[ex 1, 1]in both the cells sans formula ,it highlights A green . I want to know , if the formula in cell B is causing the errors in formatting and if it is

My attached spreadsheet is for tracking when certain tasks were completed on each case and figuring the number of days that it takes to complete these tasks.

The task I am needing help in formatting is the Corrections Received field (column E). We need to track the cases that do not have corrections received within 7 days of the changes being requested (Out for Corrections, column D). The issue is that there would not usually be a date entered in the Corrections Received column when we need to look at those cases...because they would not be received yet. In order to not get an extreme default value (like the -40181 or 40922), I entered the =Now() function in column E (except for first case as an example of what this would look like otherwise).

What I was hoping to be able to do is use conditional formatting to look for that Now() formula. If the formula is present, the cell would be highlighted. If a date were entered, even if it was today's date, the fill on that cell would be removed. That way we could tell when the displayed date is a true date and when it is a placeholder until we receive the information.

Currently, it either highlights no matter what the cell includes or it doesn't highlight anything...

My VBA code should post the formula "=IF($B6=""Store URL"",TRUE,FALSE)" into the conditional formatting formula box but everytime it pastes something different, such as "=IF($B11="Store URL",TRUE,FALSE)"

The full code is:

Sheet1.Select Set ConditionalFormattingRange = ActiveSheet.Range("B6:F505") ConditionalFormattingRange.FormatConditions.delete

I have a cell that has a conditional formatting of Cell Value< 90 the cell value is based off a formula which is

=LEFT(E48,LEN(E48)-1)

which when it comes out to me less then 90 I need it to color red. But it does not is there something that I need in the conditional formatting to tell that its a number?

I know it can be done cause I've used it before but I can't seem to make it work this time. I want to use the conditional formatting to compare two ranges of cells within one worksheet I know it's something like =match(A2:C12) the two ranges are sitting one on top of the other. . .

Is it possible to have the conditional format auto adjust the cell value range (similar to how the drop and drag with the autocomplete cell values turned on works)?

For example:

If I conditional format: A1 - does not equal A2 then change colour to blue. Then use the Format Paint to copy the A1 conditional format to B1. Is there any way that it can auto adjust the cell reference to change to - does not equal B2 (the next cell down and so on) rather than having to manually go to each cell and adjust the cell reference?

Ultimately I want the following to happen:

A1 - does not equal A2 (colour blue) B1 - does not equal B2 (colour blue) C1 - does not equal C2 (colour blue) etc