How apply color scale to the font color and not the cell background color?

ChetShannon

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I am trying to apply a color scale on the font color using the conditional format color scales function in MS365. I know how to apply this function to the cell background color but I'd rather change just the font color and leave the background color white to show the varying value levels in the cells. Any ideas on how to do this? Is there anything built-in to do this or do I just have to use conditional formatting the old-fashioned way?

Thanks,
Chet
 

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Fluff

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Unfortunately, you cannot use colour scales to change the font, rather than cell colour.
 

ChetShannon

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Are there any workarounds for changing the font color based on a function similar to color scales?
 

Fluff

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You would need to set up an number of rules, one for each colour you want to use.
 

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