Aug 10, 2022
To format cells in Excel depending on their contents, you can already use Excel's built-in Here's where you can locate the preferences menu. To add a new rule to the conditional formatting in a spreadsheet, go to the "Home" tab. Creating a new formatting rule prompts a dialogue box to appear.
Take a look at the available icons and either stick with the standard one or make a change. Select the first icon's value and the value type (Number, Percent, Formula, Percentile). To use the greater-than, less-than, or equal-to symbols, select them from the drop-down menu to the left of the Value field box. To finish, fill up the remaining Values and Types and click OK. 04 Style cells according to their contents Image collections Article from PC World/JD Sartain You can use Icon Sets to format cells based on the data inside them.
Pay attention to the first panel: Pick a Category of Rules. In this section, we'll examine each potential course of action individually:
For this guide, we have prepared a basic spreadsheet containing the sales data for a team from January to April.
Cells should be formatted according to their contents. Thus I did: Sliding Color Bars Select column B (January Sales Totals) and go to Home >'' Conditional Formatting >'' New Rule.
Select the first option, "Format all cells based on their values," and move on to the next step. Under Format All Cells Based on Their Values in the Edit the Rule Description panel's lower section, you will see four possibilities.
Under Format Style, choose either 2-Color Scale or 3-Color Scale to change the number of colors used in the format. The Minimum, Maximum, and Middle values can all be adjusted to your liking.
Select Lowest, Highest, Number, Percent, Formula, or Percentile under Type >'' Minimum, Midpoint, Maximum based on how you'd want to see the statistics in your database organized.
Cells should be formatted according to their contents; thus, I did: Bar Charts Represent Various Types of Data Choose Home >'' Conditional Formatting >'' New Rule, then choose the column.
Set the Minimum Type, Value, and Maximum Value by using the drop-down menus.
Select the Fill (Solid or Gradient), Color, Border, and Border Color, and Bar Direction in the Bar Appearance area (Context, Left-to-Right, or Right-to-Left). Finally, put in the Negative Value and Axis (if applicable). Data bars are a helpful visualization tool for spotting patterns in data, and data bars with negative values facilitate trend analysis when considering such values. Cell formatting according to values number bars Article from PC World/JD Sartain
Cell formatting according to values: Bar Charts Represent Various Types of Data Cells should be formatted according to their contents; thus, I did: Collections of Icon In Excel, selected column D (March Sales Totals), and go to Home >'' Conditional Formatting >'' New Rule. Select the first option, "Format all cells based on their values," and move on to the next step.
Then, select Format Style: Icon Sets from the drop-down menu in the Edit the Rule Description section of the Rule Editor's bottom panel, where the rule's details are kept. Choose an icon style from the drop-down menu that appears when you click the arrow next to Icon Style.
In the second field, select a condition, such as Between, Not Between, Equal To, Not Equal To, Greater Than, Less Than, Greater Than, or Equal To, or Less Than or Equal To. Pick Between the two options presented here. Fill out the Between this and Between that fields with the appropriate values. You can use this to practice entering numbers between 1000 and 5000.
In the Format All Values in the Selected Range section of the Edit the Rule Description panel, select Duplicate or Unique from the drop-down box.
Then, after selecting individualized formats with the Format button, you can repeat the process by clicking the Format button once more. Here, we've highlighted all instances of duplicate values with a purple dotted line and used a purple font set to Regular (rather than Italics or Bold). Click the OK button to continue. You'll see that the same digits in column D are formatted to look like solid purple within a dotted purple border.
To select which values should be highlighted, enter a formula into the field box of the Format Values Where This Formula Is True section of the Edit the Rule Description panel. In this case, we utilized the equation.