Is there a way to change colors automatically in excel!?!?

VannaRobson

New Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2005
Messages
7
I'm trying to figure out if there's a way I could change the color of incorrect data automatically. For example....if I had a column of data and wanted to highlight anything greater or less than 100%, how would I do that? For example...all numbers that return values of 100% will be automatically blue...and all other numbers that arent equal to 100% will become red. Is there a way to do this? I dont have the slightest idea.... :confused: Hope this makes sense....


Thanks for reading!!

-Vanna
 

Excel Facts

Copy a format multiple times
Select a formatted range. Double-click the Format Painter (left side of Home tab). You can paste formatting multiple times. Esc to stop

JPM

Active Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2002
Messages
406
Welcome to the board. You can do that by using conditional formating. Its under the format menu and allows you to format a cell anyway you want based upon a result. The Excel help file is actually a little short on the explanation, but you can always brows this forum or ask for help.

JPM
 

chiello

Well-known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2005
Messages
848
Re: Is there a way to change colors automatically in excel!?

The solution to your problem is conditional formatting. Follow the steps below:

1) Select the cells for which you want to add conditional formatting
2) On the Format menu, click Conditional Formatting.
3) click Cell Value Is, select the comparison phrase equal to, and then type 1
4) Click Format
5) Select the formatting you want from character page.

To add another condition, click Add, and then repeat steps 3 through 5 selecting this time the comparison phrase different from and applying a different format.

That's it

Ciao :p
 

VannaRobson

New Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2005
Messages
7
Re: Is there a way to change colors automatically in excel!?

Super!!! Thanks so much for the info...it helped alot!!!

-Vanna :biggrin:
 

Watch MrExcel Video

Forum statistics

Threads
1,130,327
Messages
5,641,541
Members
417,218
Latest member
dchapman17

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top