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    Hi, my knowledge of excel is nowhere near where most of you are and I have a question about conditional formatting.

    Lets say I have a cell with a date in it and if that date has passed I would like the cell to change to red. So I highlighted the date cells and selected conditional formatting, I filled in the dialog box so it was cell value is less than today() but no matter what date I put in there it changes to red.

    I tried finding the answer myself but had no luck. Thanks

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    Just create this condition in order:

    Cell Value is - less than - =TODAY()

    and set your format..

    If you want to use a specific day as criteria then

    Change

    =TODAY()

    to

    =DATEVALUE("12/12/2001")

    "12/12/2001" is my criteria.

    Enjoy
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    [ This Message was edited by: smozgur on 2002-03-16 16:48 ]

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    Hi

    Looks like you have your answer, but in addition you might be interested in an example Workbook download I have here:

    http://www.ozgrid.com/download/default.htm It's the second from the bottom (OverDueDates.zip)


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    Thanks for the help!

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    Anytime.

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