Conditional formatting for training date reminders

Tom Carron

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I have a list of dates that training was completed (so these are dates in the past), and this particular training should be refreshed every 12 months. What I'd like to know is can I use conditional formatting to change the colour of the date (to orange for example) 11 months after the training date to remind that it is coming up to refresh time, and then to red 12 months after the training date to show that a refresh is overdue?
 

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Try the following applied to the range starting in C2

For red :
Excel Formula:
= TODAY()>(year($c2)+1,month($c2),day($c2)
For orange
Excel Formula:
=TODAY()>edate($c2,11)
 

Tom Carron

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Try the following applied to the range starting in C2

For red :
Excel Formula:
= TODAY()>(year($c2)+1,month($c2),day($c2)
For orange
Excel Formula:
=TODAY()>edate($c2,11)
Thanks arthurbr, the orange one works great, but the red it won't accept. Could you just check the formula as I'm not great on resolving formula issues. I've tried adding an extra closed bracket etc. but can't fix it.
 

Peter_SSs

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Welcome to the MrExcel board!

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Sheet1
Cells with Conditional Formatting
CellConditionCell FormatStop If True
C2:C9Expression=AND(C2<>"",TODAY()>EDATE(C2,12))textNO
C2:C9Expression=AND(C2<>"",TODAY()>EDATE(C2,11))textNO
 
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Tom Carron

New Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2020
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Office Version
  1. 365
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  1. Windows
Welcome to the MrExcel board!

Try these

Tom Carron.xlsm
C
1ARG Training
2
39/06/2020
4
5
65/12/2019
7
830/12/2019
931/01/2020
Sheet1
Cells with Conditional Formatting
CellConditionCell FormatStop If True
C2:C9Expression=AND(C2<>"",TODAY()>EDATE(C2,12))textNO
C2:C9Expression=AND(C2<>"",TODAY()>EDATE(C2,11))textNO
Thanks Pete, that sorted it. Appreciate your help.
 

Peter_SSs

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You're welcome. Thanks for the confirmation. :)
 

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