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I would like to colour the background of a row in Google Spreadsheets:

For example:

  • If cell Dx = title 'To do' or 'title 'Done' then cells Fx to Nx are filled colour black.

  • If cell Dx = title 'closed' the font colour of cell Ax to Nx turns green.

I can do this in Excel quite easily...

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As far as I know, such functionality has not been implemented in Google Spreadsheets. The only conditional formatting you can do is on the same cell with the value. –  Al E. Sep 13 '12 at 16:29
    
See also webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/16745/… –  Caltor May 9 '13 at 13:16

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Where x = 1, in New Google Sheets in Custom formula is please try:

=or($D1="To do",$D1="Done")  

check Background:, choose black and for Range: enter F1:N1

add another rule with Custom formula is

 =$D1="closed"  

check Background:, choose green and for range: enter A1:N1.

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I wrote this web app - Color Code+ to cover most of the basic cases.

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The example in your app, isn't editable. This way people can't see the result of your code: goo.gl/CFg61 –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Feb 6 '13 at 7:29
    
You have to make your own copy of it and then you can access the code. –  Bryan P Feb 6 '13 at 13:24

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