Here is a sample of my spreadsheet:

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I'd like to highlight with bold the earliest date in the yellow / red / blue ranges, without taking into account cells of the other two colours.


This one custom formatting rule, applied to the range D2:P, should work:

  • Thanks, this works well for the yellow and blue categories, but it doesn't highlight anything in the red. It only highlights a date in that category if the cell value is set to 2020-01-18 or earlier.
    – kazerniel
    Feb 17 '20 at 13:32

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