Category Archives: Conditional Formatting

Use Graphics to Compare Cell Values in Excel

Want a quick way to view and interpret data directly in the tables without resorting to graphs or charts? You can add color bars, icons or graphics that reflect the meaning of the data in each cell to get an “at a glance” view of your data. Conditional formatting means that the formatting applied to…
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Two Ways to Compare Columns in Excel

Did you ever squint at two columns of data and examine them row by row to compare the values? Excel can do all that hard work for you in three different ways. Download CompareColumnsinExcel.xlsx to follow along. Note: All values will appear highlighted on the This Equals That Worksheet, initially. Method One: This Equals That…
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Conditional Formatting Across Multiple Cells in Excel

Steps in this article will apply to Excel 2007-2016. Images were taken using Excel 2016. Conditional formatting is a useful Excel feature that can help you quickly scan your data without resorting to complicated filtering or fussy charts. Often, you will use conditional formatting to call attention to cells that represent an outlying condition –…
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Using If/Then in Conditional Formatting in Excel

*Steps in this article will apply to Excel 2007-2016. Images were taken using Excel 2016. If you are a fan of Excel’s conditional formatting feature, you probably find looking for even more and more ways to highlight useful information in your data. A question that often comes up among these “conditional formatting addicts” is Can…
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Excel Conditional Formatting: Date Data

Turning your cluttered spreadsheet of data into living, actionable information can be as simple as adding visual cues. Unless you are really good at doing date calculations in your head, conditional formatting is especially helpful when determining ages or anticipating birthdays and anniversaries. The following steps show how to perform a common Human Resources task:…
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