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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...