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Old July 4th 05, 09:28 AM
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I know you can use Conditional Formatting to allocate a colour for a cell
value but you are limited to 4 alternatives (ie the default cell color and
only 3 variations in Conditional Formatting).

How can I allocate a different color for 5 different cell values?

For example:
If cell value = 1 then cell color is green
If cell value = 2 then cell color is blue
If cell value = 3 then cell color is yellow
If cell value = 4 then cell color is red
If cell value = 5 then cell color is magenta

regards

PeterH



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Old July 4th 05, 09:58 AM
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A macro would be fine. Whatever is easiest.


"Microsoft" wrote in message
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Hi Peter,

You can do that with macros. If you want to do it with macros just let me
know. Otherwise you could try recording a macro first, and modifying the
generated code.

Shafiee.

"My View" <reply to wrote in message
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I know you can use Conditional Formatting to allocate a colour for a cell
value but you are limited to 4 alternatives (ie the default cell color

and
only 3 variations in Conditional Formatting).

How can I allocate a different color for 5 different cell values?

For example:
If cell value = 1 then cell color is green
If cell value = 2 then cell color is blue
If cell value = 3 then cell color is yellow
If cell value = 4 then cell color is red
If cell value = 5 then cell color is magenta

regards

PeterH








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Old July 4th 05, 08:35 PM
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Sheet event code can do the trick.....

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim Num As Long
Dim rng As Range
Dim vRngInput As Variant
Set vRngInput = Intersect(Target, Range("A:A"))
If vRngInput Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
On Error GoTo endit
Application.EnableEvents = False
For Each rng In vRngInput
'Determine the color
Select Case rng.Value
Case Is = 1: Num = 10 'green
Case Is = 2: Num = 5 'blue
Case Is = 3: Num = 6 'yellow
Case Is = 4: Num = 3 'red
Case Is = 5: Num = 7 'magenta
End Select
'Apply the color
rng.Interior.ColorIndex = Num
Next rng
endit:
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub


Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 08:58:39 GMT, "My View" <reply to
wrote:

A macro would be fine. Whatever is easiest.


"Microsoft" wrote in message
...
Hi Peter,

You can do that with macros. If you want to do it with macros just let me
know. Otherwise you could try recording a macro first, and modifying the
generated code.

Shafiee.

"My View" <reply to
wrote in message
...
I know you can use Conditional Formatting to allocate a colour for a cell
value but you are limited to 4 alternatives (ie the default cell color

and
only 3 variations in Conditional Formatting).

How can I allocate a different color for 5 different cell values?

For example:
If cell value = 1 then cell color is green
If cell value = 2 then cell color is blue
If cell value = 3 then cell color is yellow
If cell value = 4 then cell color is red
If cell value = 5 then cell color is magenta

regards

PeterH






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Old July 5th 05, 01:02 PM
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Thanks Gordon
For a person who has very little contact with Excel macros can you tell me
how to set-up the macro.
Also I only want the macro to work on certain cell ranges eg cells B4:B20
and D420 and F4:F20 etc. How will this happen with a macro?
regards
PeterH


"Gord Dibben" <gorddibbATshawDOTca wrote in message
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Sheet event code can do the trick.....

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim Num As Long
Dim rng As Range
Dim vRngInput As Variant
Set vRngInput = Intersect(Target, Range("A:A"))
If vRngInput Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
On Error GoTo endit
Application.EnableEvents = False
For Each rng In vRngInput
'Determine the color
Select Case rng.Value
Case Is = 1: Num = 10 'green
Case Is = 2: Num = 5 'blue
Case Is = 3: Num = 6 'yellow
Case Is = 4: Num = 3 'red
Case Is = 5: Num = 7 'magenta
End Select
'Apply the color
rng.Interior.ColorIndex = Num
Next rng
endit:
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub


Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 08:58:39 GMT, "My View" <reply to


wrote:

A macro would be fine. Whatever is easiest.


"Microsoft" wrote in message
...
Hi Peter,

You can do that with macros. If you want to do it with macros just let

me
know. Otherwise you could try recording a macro first, and modifying

the
generated code.

Shafiee.

"My View" <reply to
wrote in message
...
I know you can use Conditional Formatting to allocate a colour for a

cell
value but you are limited to 4 alternatives (ie the default cell

color
and
only 3 variations in Conditional Formatting).

How can I allocate a different color for 5 different cell values?

For example:
If cell value = 1 then cell color is green
If cell value = 2 then cell color is blue
If cell value = 3 then cell color is yellow
If cell value = 4 then cell color is red
If cell value = 5 then cell color is magenta

regards

PeterH










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