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Mako ooohaha

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I need to create a report tracker that changes green at 90 days out, yellow at 60, and red at 45 from an entered date. I also need it to change back to non colored when the report has been submitted. I have two columns thus far: one for the report due date D2 and one for the date submitted E2. I am pretty excel challenged so the help is appreciated. I am running Excel 2010.

Thank you.
 

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RonB1111

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1 Select Col D
2 Click Home-ConditionalFormatting-NewRule
3 Click "Use a formula to determine which cells to format"
4 Enter this formula in the box under "Format values where this formula is true":
Code:
=AND(D1-TODAY()<=90,E1="",D1<>"")
5 Click the format button, then the Fill tab and select a green color, OK, OK.

Repeat the above steps except change the 90 to 60 and use a yellow color
Repeat the above steps except change the 90 to 45 and use a red color
 

Mako ooohaha

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Thank you, however when I enter this formula it turns the submitted colomn green as well. How can I get it so the report date is green within 90 days of the due date and when I enter the submitted date they both go back to uncolored?
 

RonB1111

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You probably selected both Cols D&E instead of just Col D. To fix,
1. Click Home-ConditionalFormatting-ManageRules
2. Notice under the "Applies to" box it probably says =$D:$E change this to =$D:$D
 

Mako ooohaha

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YUP!! That is exactly what I did. Thank you so much for your help!! My tracker looks great now and is much more helpful!!
 

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