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Excel Conditional Formatting: how do I make one cell highlight based on whether or not another cell is blank?

I have work order numbers in one column. I want the cells they are in to be highlighted bright yellow until they are completed. I will enter the completion date in another cell in the same row. Once I enter that date, I would like the highlighting in the WO cell to go away. Thanks!

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Option: formula is
formula: =(datecell="")
select formatting of choice

Highlight the order cells, go to >format>conditional formatting, choose "formula is" instead of "cell is". When you refer to the datecell, use the first date cell in the column only, and do not use $ signs.

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SOURCE: Conditional Formating

Use conditional formatting for the coloumn of student use Option " Formula Is" - In this write cell address of Marks e.g.c5 Then write =$c5>80 then click format and format the pattern

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Heyo. I have had this problem before too. This procedure prevents the cells that contain the formula from being edited.

  1. Select the range of cells whose formulas you want to hide. You can also select the entire sheet.
  2. On the Format menu, click Cells, and then click the Protection tab.
  3. Select the Hidden check box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. On the Tools menu, point to Protection, and then click Protect Sheet.
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SOURCE: Excel 2007: Conditional formatting

did you put the sheet name in your reference? ex =Sheet2!A1 or you can name the cell ranges on the other sheets and use the cell names in your conditional formatting formla.

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IS THERE A FORMULA IN EXCEL THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT CELLS THAT MATCH A NUMERICAL INVENTORY LIST?


One way would be to create a colunn C and use the formula: =COUNTIF(B$2:B$200,A2) in cell C2. Then copy the formula down to C200. (assuming you have 200 entries in B...). This will put a "1" next to every number in Column A that has a match in column B. Then you could put a conditional formula in column A that will highlight the cell if the value in column C is equal to 1. Alternatively you could also simply filter for 1's in column C and then manually highlight the cells that show up in A!

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Excel 2007: Conditional formatting


did you put the sheet name in your reference? ex =Sheet2!A1 or you can name the cell ranges on the other sheets and use the cell names in your conditional formatting formla.

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Conditional formating to highlight problems.


in Excel 2007 and if you have a cell (say C2) with the value of elapsed time (for example set = A2 which contains start time plus B2 which contains end time - or current time) - click in the cell (C2) then on the Home tab click on Styles >> Conditional formatting choose Highlight Cells Rules>>Greater Than... set your value in the dialog to your respective value and choose your highlight. This is a start - you can then add new rules.

to then apply this same conditional formatting to every cell in that column Ctrl-C to copy the cell you just formatted - then click on the column header to highlght the entire column - Right-click and choose Paste Special - then choose Formatting for what to paste.

It's slightly different in Excel 2003 so let us know what version you are using.

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I have a year planner in excel in which first row consist of month jan,feb.... and in the second row days are there like 1, 2,3..... and on the very first column name of employees is there so my task is to...


There is always multiple solutions, but here is one...

Add a row (that can be hidden later if you want) where you have the full date (01/01/09). For this example it will be row "C." Then use Conditional Formatting with the function:

=weekday(C$2,2)>5.

See if this helps.

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Highlight weekend in the year planner


The easiest way of doing this is by inserting another row with Days
Can be MTWT etc, and you can set conditional formatting for any cell beginning with "S" into a colour/ variation of your choice.

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To highligh weekend in the year planner


The easiest way of doing this is by inserting another row with Days
Can be MTWT etc, and you can set conditional formatting for any cell beginning with "S" into a colour/ variation of your choice.

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http://chandoo.org/wp/2008/03/13/want-to-be-an-excel-conditional-formatting-rock-star-read-this/

Go down to the section about highlighting where there's an error. That's the basics of what you want to do. Now you need the code:

This will set a value of "True" if the string is -not- found inside. So if you want to flag it for finding the word NOT, you want the conditional formatting to kick in if the value of this is FALSE.
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If statement that will change cell color in excel


conditional formatting is alright.

you just have to remove the $ signs in the cell reference when you set a condition.

then, copy-paste

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Conditional Formating


Use conditional formatting for the coloumn of student use Option " Formula Is" - In this write cell address of Marks e.g.c5 Then write =$c5>80 then click format and format the pattern

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