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Questions tagged [conditional-formatting]

For questions about conditional formatting in spreadsheets.

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Coloring cells according to the value to which its content is closest

I am trying to make a guide for my dragons on a game I play but I'm not quite sure how to code what I am trying to do. Link Example: if has values "Guardian"(C2:C100) and "Dragoness"(I2:I100) in its ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Google Spreadsheets formula should I use for highlight more than an 1hour passed between cells?

I need help with a Google spreadsheet formula. This is what I'm trying to do: Highlight the cells in “Conditional Formatting” where the time spent between 2 cells is more than 60min. In this case ...
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How to conditional format a row based on date range

I'd like to set up a conditional format to highlight a row where I'm currently at in my trip. Ie a date that is greater than or equal to today but not for following sections of my trip. With this ...
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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?
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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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Set independent/separate conditional formatting rules for background and colour?

I added a conditional format to change the background based on one criteria. Based on a second criteria I would also like to change the text. Is it possible to set these independently in the ...