Conditional Formating Problem in Excel 2007

i0mega

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Hi Im new to the board. The new Excell 2007 has brought me here.

In the old excel I had Con Formatting in a worksheet that I set up no problem. In 2007 I cant work it out. When i go into CF there is ready made ones and being able to do it yourself looks a lot harder. Its probably me.

What I want it to do is this:

If a number in B1 is the same as cell A1 then the cell B1 is green
If a number in B1 is greater than A1 then B1 turns red
If a number in B1 is less than A1 then B1 turns blue

Thanks
 

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dave3009

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Re: Conditional Formating Prom in New Excel

Hi and Welcome

Choose the second option in CF and apply the formats accordingly

HTH


Dave

EDIT

You may need the Last (5th) option as this is akin to the old 'Formula Is' option
 

i0mega

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Re: Conditional Formating Prom in New Excel

is that the one that says TOP/BOTTOM rules?
 

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Re: Conditional Formating Prom in New Excel

No - Format Cells That Only Contain or Use Formula.....
 

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Re: Conditional Formating Prom in New Excel

Hi and Welcome

Choose the second option in CF and apply the formats accordingly

HTH


Dave

EDIT

You may need the Last (5th) option as this is akin to the old 'Formula Is' option

Sorry (embarrassed now, i dont understand) the 5th option when I click on CF is icon sets.
 

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Re: Conditional Formating Prom in New Excel

Right you need the proper format options box

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Is how it looks, Alt - o - d select New Rule
 

i0mega

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Thanks Dave, found that. How did you know about the Alt O D. :)

Looks like what I need Ill have a play with that. Thanks for the picture
 

dave3009

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Alt - o - d was the old fashion shortcut, thankfully Microsoft left it in in Excel 2007 (they didn't leave alot) I'll still be around for a bit for immediate help, after that you'll need to visit back tomorrow
 
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