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Old January 9th 05, 11:59 PM
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Dear Max: I jumped for joy when I saw this thread. Alas, following the
directions exactly - I cannot get it to work. I am tracking expiration dates
also. Have formatted my dates as 1/1/2005 - it just ignores all the
formatting I do. What could possibly be wrong. Appreciate any feedback at

"Max" wrote:

Perhaps try this ..

Assuming your due dates are listed in col B,
header in row1, dates in B2 down

Due date

Select col B

Click Format Conditional Formatting
Make these settings:

Condition 1
Formula Is | =B2=""
Leave it as "No format set"

Click Add (this adds condition 2)

Condition 2
Formula Is | =MONTH(TODAY())=MONTH(B2)
Click Format button Patterns tab Yellow? OK

Click Add (this adds condition 3)

Condition 3
Formula Is | =TODAY()B2
Click Format button Patterns tab Pale red? OK

Click OK at the main dialog
Note that you can also simultaneously format
the font colour/bold (in the Font tab), etc
besides just formatting the fill colour in the Patterns tab
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"canman" wrote in message

I'm a Newbie that's been missiled into a job that requires many
spreadsheets to track recertification dates. The sheets are no problem
but I'd like to be able to make due date cells change colour to yellow
if in month of recert and red if past recert date.
Doable????? thanks for any input

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