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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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Use non-linear color scale for conditional formatting in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, when you use conditional formatting on a column with numeric values, is there a way to place a colored scale that is non-linear, but exponential, for example? I know you could ...
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How can I get a cell to change its value based on another cell's color?

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?
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 format text color to match across sheets in Google Sheets?

Edit: I couldn't figure out how to post pics without editing, so I added them to the OP. The first photo is the process form. On the form, as the boxes are checked the color changes from black to red ...
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Conditional Formatting across a range of cells with a formula in Google Sheets

I have a calendar put into Google Sheets with the data put in as dates such as "9/24/2018". I have a separate sheet with a data set that has rows that classes end such as "9/24/2018". I want to ...
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Conditional Formatting based on other column

I have a timesheet log with columns DATE | HOURS | DESCRIPTION OF WORK | PROJECT An employee may enter several rows for the same date to log the different amount of time with respect to the ...
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Conditional format custom formula in Google Sheets

Have a question on how to do a custom formula in conditional format for the following: A1 = DCC220 B1 = 7.50 C1 = 7.00 D1 = 7.60 I want to compare the result in B1 (7.50) to a range, C1 lower, D1 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting match multiple items in cell (csv)

I have the following data in Google Sheets: A E my my dog great,foo is great paris,dog foo bar bar,car cat I'm trying to do a format rule that highlights a cell, which DOES NOT ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Conditional formatting by using the note in Google Sheets

How can I use conditional formatting by using the note on a specific or many cells in Google Sheets? For example, I would like to set up conditional formatting to a specific cell and when I use a note ...
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Can I use conditional formatting to highlight a cell for dates less than 30 days away?

I have a large spreadsheet where I need to keep track of coming expiration dates and I would like dates which are within 30 days from today's date OR which have already passed to be highlighted in red....
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Conditional formatting weekly, fortnightly totals for my budget spreadsheet

I am making a budget spreadsheet. I would like to enter certain expenses periods, i.e. weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and yearly. I would also like a column showing total monthly and yearly ...
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How to use Sheet, Range protection and Conditional formatting simultaneously in Google Sheets?

I have created a google sheet for my sales team having two members. Gave access to them for two columns (Followup Date and Status) to fill their daily report. I have created another column '...
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How to highlight a cell in column A if the text in column B matches text in a list on another tab?

I have a Google Sheet set up with place names in column B as below. I have another tab on the same spreadsheet with a list that can change from time to time depending on which stores needs items ...
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Google Sheets conditional formatting for multiple columns

I'd like to set up conditional formatting in columns B:D such that blank cells in B:D are highlighted but only when the same row in A is NOT empty. I think the custom formula should be something ...
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Is it possible at all to name conditional formatting rules in a Google Spreadsheet document?

I have any conditional formatting rules for my Google Spreadsheet documents. These rules span and overlap many cells. Most of these rules use custom formulas, so they aren't simple like the "Text is ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formula

Google Sheets formula for outputting PASS or FAIL in one cell based on the color (green or red) of another cell?
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Apply the conditional formatting formulas across every column of the sheet

I've got a Google Sheet that I'm trying to write some formulas for - it's basically just a bunch of numbers in columns that I'm trying to do some conditional formatting on (per column). I want to be ...
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Transposing with header row

In Google Sheets I'm trying to transpose a list of items in rows to display as columns. I am looking for a way to transpose the Category field to act as a header row that extends over all the items of ...
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Conditional formatting with multiple criteria over a range of cells

There is another thread about this but all of the answers there aren't helping. In the range: D12:AY500 - I have a matrix of numbers such that: y=Date, x=Time: .. I would like it so the cells ...