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Google Sheets - Conditional Formatting with IF and THEN

I would like to create a daily dashboard with cells that show the progress of my work regarding to a date. For example: A1 is a text saying "Open". C1 is a cell that contains a date. This date ...
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Specify a range of text for Google Sheets Conditional Formatting

I would like Google Sheets to look at a column and highlight a cell red if it contains any of the letters A through M. My current solution is using a Custom Formula that looks like this ...
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Google Sheet conditional formatting, highlight just 1 cell in a range based on another cell

How can I highlight a cell in a range, if its value is equal to a different cell? Example: Random numbers in range A5:A20. I want to highlight a cell in this range if it is equal to B4. [ A ...
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Google Sheets: Asterisk character (no wildcard) on conditional formatting

I have a sheet with following values on column A: [ A ] [1] Dead line [2] 15 days remaining*** [3] Dead [4] 131 days remaining* [5] 80 days remaining** I would like to use ...
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Color every other row in filter view

In Google Spreadsheets, I can use conditional formatting to color every other row in a table a certain color to make looking at wide rows easier. My problem is that I also want to use filter views so ...
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Set color if cell value is element of another sheets row [duplicate]

I am trying to figure this out since a while now. I have got it working if everything is in the same sheet! It goes like this: Select row K -> conditional formatting -> Custom formula is ...
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Changing colour of row if a certain aspect is met

I have a list of clients that send in certain information to me and I have setup columns to enter a tick using (=char(10004)) on R,S,T,U,V,W,X & Y columns and I need to colour them to go green ...
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Formatting cells based on upcoming date in Google sheets

I am trying to format a cell to be highlighted red if the following conditions are true: the future date associated with that row (which is in a separate cell) is less than 21 days from today, and ...
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Conditional Formatting: no color when cell is empty

I am using this custom formula for my sheet: =if(B2<((B$7/4)*$A2), 1, 0). However, this also highlights the rest of the cells that are empty. How do I exclude empty cells from this formula?
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Highlight all cells in a range that contain a formula in Google Sheets

I am looking to apply conditional formatting to all the cells in my sheet and highlight cells that contain a formula. I know that I can format cells based on a custom formula, and I know that I can ...
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Conditional formatting of a row header based on the values in the column

I have a table I'm using to list recipes and their ingredients. Ingredients are rows, recipes are columns, with a column next to the ingredients denoting if that ingredient is in stock. Like so: ...
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Relative Conditional Formatting with Google Sheets

I'm trying to use conditional formatting in the goals area. Currently the calorie goal (J10) turns green as long as I stay under it's number, and it's compared to the total calories for the day (J3). ...
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Google Sheets: Format number as Mhz/kHz, or MB, kB etc

I want to make a spreadsheet with Google Sheets to compare microprocessor's specifications. One column will show processor speed, another will show program space, another for RAM space and so on. ...
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Cell formatting in Google Spreadsheets does not get preserved

My Google Spreadsheet does not preserve some formatting. Every time I set, for example font size to 12, for the whole sheet, newly copied data uses a smaller font size. This only started being an ...
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Multi-column Conditional Formatting and Row Export in Google Sheets

I need to (a) indicate and (b) export several columns of data into a separate sheet, but only the rows that satisfy a certain condition: three columns (which are not exported) must be after today's ...
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Conditional formatting based on another cell

I use Google Sheets to schedule office appointments. I have set conditional formatting so that if the appointment time slot cells are empty, they are highlighted yellow. (This makes it easier to find ...
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Conditional formatting in Google Sheets: How do I check if a cell is blank?

In my exercise tracking spreadsheet, I want blank cells in columns B:O highlighted if column A is today's date, and the cell itself is blank. I have tried this: =AND(ISBLANK(B3),$A:A=INT(NOW())) ...
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Conditional Formatting based on another sheet's content

I am trying to set a conditional format in Google spreadsheets and I am having some difficulty. I am not sure if I should use a cell reference or if formula. In my first Sheet called "Roster" there ...
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Color Shading with Google Spreadsheets

It was easy to do in Excel, but I am having trouble following some of the scripts written on here. Basically we have 3 colors we use, Green, Yellow and Red. 1 = Green, 2 = Yellow and 3 = Red. What I ...
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Relative copy conditional formatting that references other worksheet

I have a group of worksheets, one of which has 'default' values while the others should only have values if they differs from the default worksheet. To facilitate this, I want to use conditional ...
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How to nest ImportRange into the query function in the new Google Sheets

We have applicants who come in and fill out a form via Google Forms. I have fields that auto-populate from the Response tab into a separate tab that is organized to fit our trackers. I am looking for ...
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Change background color of a cell when another cell is filled in

Let's say I have a Google Sheet where A1 needs to be filled green when B1 till B7 has been filled in with no matter what; and A1 needs to be red when 1 or more cells from B1 till B7 are not filled in ...
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How do I apply formatting to a cell based on comparison with another cell?

I'm working with Google's spreadsheets to keep a record of how many dragons of each breed/gender I have in a game I play. I have five columns: A (Breed) | B (Male) | C (Male Goal) | D (Female) | E ...
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How to turn cell yellow if date in cell is between 180 and 365 days in the past

In Google Spreadsheets how do I use conditional formatting to turn a cell yellow if the date is between 180 and 365 days in the past?
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Google Sheets: Evaluating each cell in a row based on the cell adjacent to it [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up a spreadsheet the will color the background of a cell based on the text within another cell. This would have to be set up in a row so that if (for example) B2: contained "done", ...
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Formatting in Google Spreadsheets

I am trying to format in Google Spreadsheets and am unsure how to do the following: If column G is equal to “Yes” then it will format the entire row by changing to font to grey, italic and strike ...
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Getting the second, third or fourth largest elements

I have tried the formula given here: Second highest value which is the following =INDEX(SORT(UNIQUE(A1:A30),1,FALSE),1,0) however it will highlight everything that's not already highlighted. I'm ...
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Google Spreadsheet - changing row colour if value set?

I'm trying to use the following script to change the row colour if a value in column N is set: function onEdit() { var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet(); var sheet = ...
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Where are the conditional formatting custom formulas?

I would like to use custom formulas in the conditional formatting panel on Google Spreadsheets, such as indicated in that link: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/78413#formulas The problem is ...
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Google spreadsheets Conditional Formating Formula

I am having trouble highlighting all cells in a column that do not contain the same text that is found in the first cell at the top of the column. I would like to accomplish this with a conditional ...
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Conditional formatting with if formula

On Google Spreadsheet, I want cell D88 to change background color depending on the value in E88. In my head this should work like this (imagine it's a conditional formatting window): ...
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Date Formatting for Deadlines

I have set up a Google spreadsheet for managing projects and due dates, and I need to apply the following formatting to a column of dates, but I'm not sure how: Dates more than 7 days from today: ...
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Date Formatting in Google Spreadsheet

I use a spreadsheet in my medical office for referrals. It includes places to fill in these three areas: date faxed, date of the appointment, date the appointment office notes were received. The ...
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How can I get a cell to change it's value based on another cell's color?

So I have three colors in column F, green, grey and red. What I want is for column G to display a number (1, 2, 3) depending on the color value of F. Is there a way to do this? Here is a link to a ...
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Conditional formatting using other cells in Google Docs

I could use some help with conditional formatting. I would like to format the first 6 cells in a row in a Google Docs file based on the following condition: If column A is not empty and column C is, ...
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Conditional formatting based on cell values in same column

In Google Spreadsheet, how do I change a cell's background color to red if the date in the cell matches the date in another cell in the same column? Column E in my spreadsheet is a list of due dates ...
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Conditional formatting color gradient

A few friends and myself have created a Google Spreadsheet where we are keeping track of virtual item sales. One column has costs, one column has income one has profit, and a fourth has a running ...
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Conditional formatting for dates in Google sheets

I work at a language school and I have a column giving the students expected arrival date. I want to set conditional formatting to: Highlight in red any date that is older than 1 week Highlight in ...
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Google SpreadSheet conditional formatting based on number of characters

In Google Spreadsheet, is there a way to conditionally format a cell if it has more than 30 characters?
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Google Spreadsheets Conditional Formatting with color

I want to add a column of cells together only if the particular cell is colored green. Can I do this using conditional formatting on a google spreadsheet?
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How can I set conditional formatting on particular cells that depend on another cell's value in Google Spreadsheets?

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 ...
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Is it possible to add conditional formatting when number changes?

This is probably not possible but... I'm looking to update cells in a Google spreadsheet using the conditional formatting tool.(Changes to SERPs rankings) So when the number in a cell is changed, ...
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Advanced date logic in Google Spreadsheets

I have the folowing situation: Today is 4/9/12. I have a cell with a date in the sheet that is 4/13/12. This cell should turn red since it is within 7 days from the current date. What is a ...
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Google Spreadsheets conditional formatting based on another cell's content

How can I set conditional formatting on a particular cell that depends on another cell's value? A | B 1 | x 2 | 3 | 1 | x 1 | x 4 | 8 | // X can be any value and is here merely to // mark the ...