Results appear in red vs black

tonifig8

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Can someone please help? How do I format my cell to automatically appear in red when, for example, a goal I set isn't reached so I want it to turn red indicating that that result is poor. Example, my goal is 100% (which appears in black), but when that goal isn't at 100% the result appears in red.
hope you can understand!
 

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barry houdini

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You can use conditional formatting....

Format > Conditional formatting

Use "Cell is" and "less than" and type 1 in the box, selct red formatting, OK

[Note: less than 1 because 100% = 1 in excel]
 

Scott Huish

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  2. 2010
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If you just want the font to appear red, you could use a custom number format of:

[Red][<1].00;General
 

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