August 29, 2008, Newsletter Issue #271: Automatically format based on the value in an Excel cell

Tip of the Week

Why waste time looking for cells which meet certain criteria? Excel can be set up to format something in a particular way only if the cell meets certain conditions.

To apply a conditional format, select the cells that you want to apply the formatting to and choose conditional formatting from the format menu.

Set the criteria (as in B6 is greater than 15) and create a format to apply when that condition is met.

By selecting add from the conditional formatting dialog box, you can create up to three conditions for each cell or group of cells.

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