Questions tagged [conditional-formatting]

For questions about conditional formatting in spreadsheets.

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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 ...
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Change a cell to a colour when a tick box is checked in another cell

I have a cell with a checkbox. I want another cell which contains a date to go green when the tick box is checked. I presume this is done in conditional formatting but I am struggling with it.
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting

I am trying to make a certain cell on my sheet light up based on what week it is. Each cell contains the value Week X where the X is a week-number. After a little bit of experimentation I have made ...
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How to colorized a cell in green when I choose YES from a select list in the same cell (in ETHERCALC)

In EtherCalc, I use a select the A1 cell: =SELECT("YES","YES,NO,MAYBE") Here is the A1 cell: =SELECT("YES","YES,NO,MAYBE") And I'd like the A1 cell to become green when I choose YES or to become when ...
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Change Colors of Cell per Day based on Date in Cell

I'm new to Google Sheets and need help with conditional formatting. I have Column C, RESPA DATE, that has a date that varies for each borrower. I want to change the color of the cells in Column D, ...
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How to change row colour depending on due date in a cell

I need a whole row to be red if the date in column C is older than today() I have tried this basic formula =C2:C<TODAY() but that makes every row that is still empty also red. So how to add ...
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Formula works in cells but not in conditional formatting

So, I have a Gantt chart style diary. I want to apply conditional formatting to any column whose date (in row 2), is a public holiday. There is a sheet called 'Public Holidays', that has the dates ...
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Simple Scorecard Conditional Formatting

I simply want to create a scoresheet comparing scores to par. If less than par then a red number, if more than par then highlight red, if equal to par then highlight green. Here is what I'm trying ...
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Format cell if all the cells in a row are not empty

I tried all kind of formula but they all seem to work the other way around for me. I have a very large sheet with lots of columns. I'd like to have the first cell in the row to be a certain color if ...
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Format cell, If word from list in cell

I'm trying to color tag cells according to keywords they may contain. I've searched just about everywhere, and have tried various applications of the Search and Find functions to no avail. Imagine I ...
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Disable Conditional Formatting without deleting the rules

I have multiple conditional formatting rules in one of my Google Sheets, I would like to disable a few of those rules for some time and would like to enable them again. But I don't see any such ...
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How can I conditionally format cells to denote past/future/current dates?

I have a church rota Google Sheet. Column A shows the date of each service. To make it more obvious at a glance, I would like cells in column A to apply formatting so that dates in the past are ...
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Automatic cell coloring via conditional formatting

I am working on a sheet for a game I play and having some trouble with cell coloring. I have one sheet, named "PlayerList" which maintains a list of player names, class and role. Players are ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting for expiration dates

I need help! I need to create conditional formatting for expiration dates: Cells should stay green Cells should turn yellow when 1 month of exp. date Cells should turn red once expired
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Conditionally format cells that not match with range from Sheet2

I have two sheets in the same file where "sheet1" has cleaned up information and "sheet2" has the dump from my jira. Now I am trying to compare Column F from sheet1 and sheet2 to confirm if they are ...
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Change cell colour based on another cell containing text (day name)

I am new to Google Sheets and trying to create a custom formula in conditional formatting to make the fill colour of a cell change based on another cell containing a specific text. I want to change ...
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Conditional Formatting using Google Sheets

So I'm trying to build out a simple campaign tracker and I've been running into a few issues with the conditional formatting on google sheets. I need the cells on column C to change color and format ...
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How do I detect duplicates in two worksheets?

I have 1 Google Sheet with 2 worksheets: Worksheet "1" has 1 column A with 5 lines of data (AAA, AAB, AAC, AAD, AAE) Worksheet "2" has 1 column A with 5 lines of data (AAA, BBB, CCC, DDD, EEE) I ...
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Join multiple ranges when using conditional formatting

I have a simple conditional formatting custom formula which highlights duplicate values in a column: =countif(A:A,A1)>1 I have another column on another sheet (same workbook) which I would like ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting Isn't Working

I am making a spreadsheet in Google Sheets and my conditional formatting works in some cells and not in others. I have gone so far as to delete all of the formattings for the entire workbook and ...
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Conditional Formatting Duplicate Invoices in Google Sheets

My workplace uses Google Sheets to track invoices across all locations. The two most important columns are next to each other and titled Invoice number and Vendor. I wanted to highlight the Invoice ...
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Max value conditional formatting rule not working in Google Sheets

I want the max value in Column B to show up. I put in this formula but it's not working. What am I doing wrong? Here is the table
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Can conditional formatting reference other sheet?

I needed to check which indexes exist on another sheet. So for the A:A range, I made conditional formatting with the following formula: =COUNTIF('Other Sheet'!A:A;A1) That had a red error outline. ...
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Cell with multiple color formatting results only to first color being applied

If a Google Sheet cell has 2 Conditional formattings, one which changes only font color, one which changes only the background, only the first conditional formatting affects the cell. The reason ...
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check if cell is empty OR has a value, AND cell in row isn't empty then assess as true or false

I'm trying to format a column so that if the column A cell is NOT empty, AND the column H cell is either empty OR "no" =AND(NOT(ISBLANK($A$1:$A)), (OR(ISBLANK($H$1:$H)), (LOOKUP("no", $H$1:$H))))
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Flagging empty cells if date in another cell has passed

Good afternoon! I've created a test sheet to help visualize this - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-qHH4GfeIZz-7OBHFpp4trrFNg7l-gBHDT2MHg9tFmE/edit?usp=sharing I'm aiming to have cells ...
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Quick way to make an automatically color-coded Google sheet for every day of the year?

So if the day is January 1st, the cell will be one color. If it's January 2nd, it'll be another color, and so on for every day of the year. Is this possible?
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Conditionally format rows with partial matches

I have a Google Sheets table that looks like this: (col a) (col b) (col c) (col d) Company Cohort Session Count Group -------------------------------------------- Acme ...
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Adapting Conditional Formatting Formula for Cross Sheet Reference

I currently have a sheet setup for work that compares 3 columns of data with conditional formatting. The goal is to identify whether the same string of characters can be found 1 2 or 3 times across ...
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Conditional Formatting Text with more then one value

I am looking to have a row of 20 cells change font colour based on ABC to Z being white. Then 0 to 10 being blue. Then all the symbols being red. Is there a way to do this? I found I can do this but ...
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Date fields that refuse to be parsed/formatted

I have some very mysterious date fields in a huge (600 000 records) CSV file which absolutely refuses to behave. They come up aligned left, and conditional formatting shows that they cannot be seen ...
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Combine Custom Formula with Colour Scale in Conditional Formatting

In Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets, I'm wondering if it is possible to combine the Format Cells if - Custom Formula is with a Colour Scale? It would appear not, but is there a clever ...
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How to apply conditional formatting only if cell has X value? [google sheet] [duplicate]

I have a sheet with statistical data to which I had applied color scale conditional formatting. Some rows I set to have green for highest and red for lowest number in row and other rows the other way ...
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Conditional formatting rule that compares against a range of values

I have a list of 2019 dates (col A) and holiday dates (col G). Wherever there's a date in col A that matches any date in the range G2:G20, I would like to highlight it in grey. See this sample ...
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How to color cells in column A if cells in other columns relating to those column A cells are filled in?

Column A contains student names. The other columns show work that is missing or incomplete. I'd like to be able to have cells in column A colored in if work from various classes is missing, without ...
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What function can I use to conditionally format text depending on cursor position or active cell?

In Google Sheets, I have a 'Freeze' on Column A. I want the text in Column A, Row X to Conditionally Format as BOLD RED, while my cursor is on any cell for Row X. Is there a way to manage that?
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How do I conditionally highlight cells

Not sure if I'm sharing this right but below is a link to my sheet. Cell C3 is past today so it is red. What I'm trying to do is have it go back to white when I enter the next "Last change" date in ...
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Conditional Google Sheet Checkbox

I am creating a spreadsheet which can track all of the replacement items I am sending out for my business, however, I also want to be able to track my refunds on the same spreadsheet. I have got it so ...
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Conditional Format Copying in Google Sheets

I am looking to copy over a conditional format that changes the colour of an array of cells when checking a checkbox. This works perfectly fine on the first checkbox. However, when I try to replace ...