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Conditional Formatting Whole Rows in Excel Online

Does anyone know how to use conditional formatting on Excel Online? More specifically, I am looking into how you can highlight a whole row once a cell has something inputted into it. That way I know ...
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Google Sheets - Conditional Formatting question

So I have it set that if a cell has a value of 0 to change the background to yellow. I want to have it so that if there are two 0's (zeros) next to each other in a row (edit: in adjoining cells not ...
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Formatting a cell based off of the rest of the row

I have a spreadsheet keeping track of the various documents that students of mine have been turning in. The first column contains names and each column after tracks a particular document. Is there a ...
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Comparing cell value 450-500 to another cell of value 475 in Google Sheets

I wanted to compare the price range column which will have prices range like 450-500 to another cell value 703. In this image you can see I need to find column D value (which is the price range) to ...
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Using a custom formula as part of a conditional formatting rule

Ive got a spreadsheet with 3 columns A, B, C, i want to add the 3 columns together in column E, if there is a value in column C, i want the summed number to be shown in red. If there is a value in ...
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Conditionally formatting a column based on content of nearby column

I am trying to get cells in column C to turn green when the cell in the same row of column B has a value in it. I think there is a bug because the custom formula below is not working.
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Conditional Formatting - Custom Formula

I have 4 columns I want to work with in creating conditional formatting. I have Column D with the estimate amount given to a customer. In Column E I have drop down choices containing of only "Yes" ...
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Google Sheets conditional formatting with AND for value range

I'm trying to set a colour range of conditional formatting based on another cells value. So if A1 is larger than A2 it will be Blue, if A1 is between 0 and A2 it will be Yellow and if A1 is less than ...
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Highlight row if partial text matches in either of two columns

I have a sheet that has a list of job names, and then the last failure and success of each job. The dates are listed with duration words instead of dates, ie 1 mo 12 days or 3 days 6 hr. I want to ...
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How do I make the “Text contains” evaluate any word written in the cell?

I just want the cell in Google Sheets to change its fill color when any text is inputted in the cell? But it has to be text excluding numbers. Please help!
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Finding merged cells in Google Sheets

I'm often trying to freeze columns in a Google Sheets and I get the error as below The way I get around this is to manually hunt for the merged cells and unfreeze them, but this can be difficult on ...
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Mark all line if checkbox is true

I will give an example: I have checkboxes in B3:G3. This is a checklist, I want to change the background color to green for A3:H3 if B3:G3 boxes are checked. Can someone please tell me how to do ...
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Conditional Formating for Google Sheet comparing to list of text (highlight duplicates)

I am trying to create a custom formula for conditional formatting. I want to highlight the cell if the text appears in a list of names. This list will contain 210 unique names so I can't type each one ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets based on the same rows conditional format

I have a spreadsheet where I have tasks, and I prioritize those tasks based on high, medium, and low levels. I currently use conditional formatting for this, so if I select from a drop-down "HIGH", ...
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How to highlight cell if it's value is a multiple of a given number

I would like to apply conditional formatting to any cell within a range containing a value that is a multiple of itself. IE: Apply bold font to any cell of column A that is a multiple of 4 (4,8,12,16,...
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How can I select all cells that contain specific text in Google Sheets?

I have a spreadsheet that contains 20,000 cells. I want to select all cells that contain "foobar". How can I do this?
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Conditionally format a column if it contains all the values in a set

Each of the columns in my Google Sheet represent a farm. Each farm is a list of animals. I want to highlight the entire column if the farm has a duck, a horse, and a cow. So the column may look like ...
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Conditional Formatting IF/AND Google Sheets

EDIT 2: Test document. See comment of what I'm trying to accomplish in cell A1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lqrPbVqSrO257PqOYKLuCTxG1iiLaL6KYawp1hu4n5c/edit#gid=0 EDIT: I've tried this ...
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How can I create conditional formatting based on a reference table?

I'm trying to format rows in my spreadsheet based on a single column (S), which is fine BUT S contains both the category and the status of the item in each row. I want to color the row based on the ...
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If cell y contains any word from range x:x, mark cell y green

In Google Sheets, I have three columns (with different lengths!) Column1 contains firm names (50) Column2 containts firm names (100) I would like to mark a cell in Column1 green (or with a number in ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets not working correctly

I recently tried to edit the conditional formatting for a column that was working correctly before and then change it back to the same exact formula it had before and now it isn't working correctly. ...
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How to detect duplicates across multiple sheets?

I have found a couple of formulas/scripts for what I am looking for, but they are all locked for one sheet only, thus I will try to explain what exactly I need. I am unable to do it my self, because ...
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Highlight data that match with data from other sheet

I have two tabs in a Spreadsheet. Both are having a list of data. I want to highlight cells in one tab that match with cells from another tab. For example: Tab 1 Column 1 ABC XYZ PQR DEF Tab 2 ...
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Create conditional formatting for a table in google docs

So maybe someone can help me out with this. I have a Google sheet that I merge using AutoCrat to a google doc. The doc has 3 tables and one is priority - red, yellow, green. I am trying to put ...
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Conditional formatting for passed dates

I need the formula to highlight a cell if the date in that cell has passed. Cell U3 had 6/29/19 today is 7/1/19 - I want to have the cell turn red after 6/29 to alert me to follow up.
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How to make a cell highlight red if its less than 6 digits and NOT effect blank cells?

I use this function =LEN(P3:P)<6 in order to highlight all the entries with less than 6 digits (6 is minimum) However, all the blank cells also highlight red. What function do I have to do in ...
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AND / OR Conditional Formatting for Google Sheets with multiple criteria

I am trying to write a custom formula to conditional format column E by referring to the different tenure level targets in column D to indicate if they are hitting their targets base off of their ...
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Conditional formatting skipping colors after the same large value

Looks like the conditional formatting skipping large formula because of the same large values. Help me please how can I get the order what is on the picture in the column "What I would like".
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Conditional Formatting formula for alternating checkerboard with Merged Cells?

I wrote a formula that attempts to create a checkerboard pattern via conditional formatting, that should even work with Merged Cells. However, it seems to fail in an almost undebuggable manner with ...
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Google Sheets date conditional formatting

I have dates in column D in Google Sheets. I want the cells to highlight red if 30 days have passed and there is not a comment date in column F. Example: Column D: Submittal Date 6/29/2019 ...
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Format Cells if greater than “value of the cell”

Values of K11–K13 are variables. On the Conditional formatting, I want to use the output from those cells in the "Greater than" function. Typing =k11 doesn't work. I'm not really sure on how to do it. ...
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Conditional formatting with multiple names in list

Col A2:C15 contain a list of names. I need to enter those names in various combinations into one of 15 other cells on formatted like: H3 = John, Steve, Bob, Dan Is there a way to use conditional ...
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Conditional formatting on whether something is a formula in Google Sheets?

Is there a way, in Google Sheets, to have conditional formatting of some sort, to change the background color of a cell based on whether the cell contains a formula or a plain value?
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Conditonal Formatting if cell A is within a range of numbers to make cell B a different color

I am looking to create a conditional format that if a cell "A" is within a range of two numbers that cell "B" will then change color in Google Sheets. Please help.
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Entire Column green if all cells in it are empty

I would like all columns that only contain empty cells to light up green. In the below picture these should be: C3:C8, D3:D8, E3:E8, L3:L8 What would be the correct custom formula for this? Bonus ...
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Adding date picker to Google Sheets cells while data validation is customized

I have a column with customized data validation (custom formula) that accepts only dates, provided that a few other conditions are met. How can I add a date picker to the cells of this column? ...
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IF AND not working in Google Sheets for Conditional Formatting

I am trying to use the three following functions... =IF(AND(M3="Funding on Hold",R3>=3,R3<=6),TRUE,FALSE) =IF(AND(M3="Funding on Hold",R3<=9,R3>=7),TRUE,FALSE) =IF(AND(M3="Funding on Hold"...
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Create list by cell color

I have a master list of trading cards. I'd love to be able to use a color coding system. For example, if Green is cards I've already collected, when I highlight the background of the cell green, I ...
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Using IF functions with formatting in Google Sheets

I'm working on a Google Sheet and want to reformat all instances where the number in a cell is "2" and the color of the cell is pink. Is it possible to use information about cell formatting (here, e.g....
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Dynamic Master sheet that grabs red formatted cells from another sheet

The title may be a little too ambiguous but I'll try to give a rundown as best I can; I have a Google sheet with multiple "Sheets" or Tabs (as I'd like to call them) within it. The Main tab is blank ...
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Google Sheets color row if date is closest to today's date

If possible, I would like to have a color schema applied to the table. For instance, the cell that has the closest date to today will be green The cell that has the furthest date to today will be red....
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting Formula

I am doing a formula in conditional formatting and I need it to be relative to each of the 1500 rows but it keeps retrieving an absolute value. how do I get around putting a new formatting formula for ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting not working for all cells

This is my first question using StackExchange, so please bear with me. I am making a spreadsheet for tracking due dates for training. Sheet 1 shows due dates that people with view only capabilities ...
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Date highlighting of a cell, separated by weeks, given only a starting date and a cell range

I am trying to build a "life calendar" similar to this - https://labs.coruscantconsulting.co.uk/life/weeks/ - in Google Sheets. I have the manually designed sheet finished, but want to add the ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting custom formula not working

I am trying to shade all rows that are associated with a specific value of column B as =$B2="BAMS", yet custom formula keeps saying the wrong formula. Any idea?
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Google Sheets conditional formatting for Max value that meets a second condition

I'm working with a baseball statistics spreadsheet in Google Sheets, and I want to highlight the maximum value in my batting average column, but only if that value is for a player who has satisfied ...
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Conditional formatting formulas in Google Sheets

I want to use Conditional formatting so all of the cells in column A change colors whenever the matching cells in column B have the word "later". ex: If cell B20 contains "later", then I want A20 to ...
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Conditional Highlight: color change cell only if multiple others filled in

I have a shift sign-up sheet in which I would like the cells in column A to be highlighted only once there is a value (name) in the corresponding cells in columns B:D. In this example, I would like ...
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Conditional formatting cells with multiple conditions and relative references over a range

I have a Google spreadsheet with arbitrary data. Three adjacent columns (let's say A, B and C) have been set up with Data Validation to only allow values from 1 to 10. I'm looking for a way to ...
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Changing cells formatting based on another cells date

I've been looking and can't quite find the answer I'm looking for. I have a spreadsheet with columns Monday through Saturday with data lining up underneath. I would like the current day to highlight ...